February 10, 2011
No introduction yet
Hello Kelly! Not sure if you're keeping up with the Science Book Club but I wanted to suggest we do Nate Silver's The Signal and the Noise for July; if you like the idea and can come, please vote for it here: http://www.meetup.com/The-Science-Boo... Should be back at the Herndon library next week, IIRC, but I have to check my meetup schedule to be sure.
BTW, if you're curious, in The Unstoppable Nothing, the most the Earth could have moved away from the sun in 9 hours is about 1,500 mi or about a 10 millionth astronomical unit; and the Earth would reach an average global temperature of 0°F in about a week, or loose about 35 F° in 7 days, or 5 F° a day. So again, in about 9 hours we could expect about 2 F° or basically continuous nighttime temperatures.
Kelly, you have a choice for you piece. First of all, if you need us to convert it to PDF, please just say. Not every one of our members is rich enough to afford Microsoft Word but everyone can read PDFs for free. Secondly, feel free to do this as a read-aloud tomorrow otherwise we won't be reviewing it until next week as we require all submissions to be uploaded by Thursday, close-of-business (around 18:00).
Welcome Saundra! It was great talking with you at the end of the Science Book Club meetup! And love the Agave-like photo! I'm sure you'll fit right in and as I said we have our pieces for Tuesday listed at http://meetup.restonwriters.org/files... so you can download the pieces at your discretion and I'll make sure a few reviews come before yours so you can see how we do it! Welcome!
Hi, Kelly, I'm so glad to have met you, and I look forward to getting together again in the future!