On First Tuesday of every month please come join us to talk, relax, and share discussions about the monthly book selection while we enjoy each others' company.
Meetings begins at 7 and will end around 8 or 8:30 depending on how long everyone is enjoying the evening. Please come whether you enjoyed the book, hated the book, or didn't quite finish it!
All of the books are available on Amazon, at your local public library, or other book stores.
November's Book: The Greatest Show on Earth: The Evidence for Evolution
Richard Dawkins, 496 pages [Amazon]
Richard Dawkins transformed our view of God in his blockbuster, The God Delusion, which sold more than 2 million copies in English alone. He revolutionized the way we see natural selection in the seminal bestseller The Selfish Gene. Now, he launches a fierce counterattack against proponents of "Intelligent Design" in his latest New York Times bestseller, The Greatest Show on Earth. "Intelligent Design" is being taught in our schools; educators are being asked to "teach the controversy" behind evolutionary theory. There is no controversy. Dawkins sifts through rich layers of scientific evidence—from living examples of natural selection to clues in the fossil record; from natural clocks that mark the vast epochs wherein evolution ran its course to the intricacies of developing embryos; from plate tectonics to molecular genetics—to make the airtight case that "we find ourselves perched on one tiny twig in the midst of a blossoming and flourishing tree of life and it is no accident, but the direct consequence of evolution by non-random selection." His unjaded passion for the natural world turns what might have been a negative argument, exposing the absurdities of the creationist position, into a positive offering to the reader: nothing less than a master’s vision of life, in all its splendor.
November: The Greatest Show on Earth: The Evidence for Evolution, Richard Dawkins
December: When God Talks Back: Understanding the American Evangelical Relationship with God, T.M. Luhrmann
About the Venue
The meetings takes place at a private residence in Ceres (just south of Modesto) with room for 8-9 (adults only please).
Our hosts, Charly and Anton, enjoy baking and will provide some goodies each month and attendees are may bring something to share as well.
Before and after the meetup, please use the discussion area below to discuss your thoughts on the book. You can also use it to coordinate a book exchange, or share where you got your copy to help others. But please, no spoilers!