A Reading, Thinking, and Drinking Club.
Discuss _Emergence_ by Steven Johnson
From Amazon: An individual ant, like an individual neuron, is just about as dumb as can be. Connect enough of them together properly, though, and you get spontaneous... Learn more
Discuss Farhad Manjoo's _True Enough_.
Why I want to read this: As a general rule, I pick books because I want to spend a month meditating on and learning about a new topic. In this case, I want to think... Learn more
Discuss Wilfrid Blunt's _Linnaeus_
Why I want to read this: I am not saying that Linnaeus is responsible for Freud and Tinder, but he may be. He placed sex at the center of the definition of species, and... Learn more
Discuss Joseph Ellis' _The Quartet_
Why I want to read this book: For the past year, I have been following the naturalist William Bartram around on his journeys and living in the 1770s. Again and again, I... Learn more
Discuss Steven Johnson's _How We Got to Now_
Why I want to read this: I have been watching the DVDs that go with this book, and I am quite smitten by his style and bringing together people that have contributed to... Learn more
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