Science Book Club and Intellectual Discussion

  • May 16, 2014 · 7:00 PM
  • Chris' Apartment

YOU DON'T HAVE TO READ THE BOOK TO COME!!!! Understand? Good. So our book this time around is Richard Dawkins' The Greatest Show on Earth and maybe I will actually finish the book this time!!!! In our last two meetings we only spent a short amount of time on the book and the rest on other intellectual stuff, so if you just want to talk please come. And of course, we will have veggies and dip (flavored hummus!) and delicious sweet treats!

BTW, I usually try to get my address out the day before- if you don't have it please post and I'll email you.



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  • Chris

    OK beautiful science geeks- start suggesting Fridays that will work for you! And Tom, what was the book you suggested? Sam suggested Disappearing Spoon- which looks awesome, btw.

    June 25, 2014

    • Chris

      Tom, Sam, Ali any of Jessie's dates NOT work for you?

      June 28, 2014

    • Ali

      I'm free any Friday this month, after the 4th.

      June 29, 2014

  • Chris

    Thanks for coming and putting up with my dominating the conversation with long winded stories..... Jessie, Tom- read that story we told you about.....

    And by the way, I forgot to mention- look for the Book Con meetup.

    May 16, 2014

  • Ali

    Sorry, guys, it looks like I won't be able to make it. My cold has moved to the sneeze-phase and I don't want to infect you.

    May 16, 2014

    • Chris

      It's okay, though of course we will miss you. I catch colds easily so I'm also sort of grateful.

      May 16, 2014

  • Jessie

    I got stuck late at work, I'll be there as soon as I can!

    May 16, 2014

    • Chris

      whenever, glad to know you're coming

      May 16, 2014

  • Chris

    We have lots of food and soda and even ice. Ali, do you need my address?

    May 16, 2014

  • Chris

    Sam- where are you and why haven't you signed up????

    April 4, 2014

    • Sam

      I finished it!! W00t! (And loved it, BTW.) We must talk about the Russian foxes. He didn't get into the stuff about adrenaline. If I remember correctly, the correlation between tame behavior and coat color also correlated with their average levels of adrenaline or something -- made the whole thing all the more fascinating. I will see if I can track down more info about it.

      May 8, 2014

    • Sam

      Here's a brief blurb and video clips of the foxes. http://scienceblogs.c...­

      May 16, 2014

  • Tom C

    By the way, if anyone does not "believe" in evolution, please come!! Oh pretty please! It will make the discussion so much more interesting. ;)

    1 · May 14, 2014

    • Dina

      But... but... Ken Hamm said evolution isn't real.... and I saw a picture on the internet of a person riding a dinosaur, therefore, evolution never happened.

      3 · May 14, 2014

    • Chris

      Fundies don't discuss. They just repeat what someone else told them a book said. And they do this in all subjects- politics, religion, science...... and by the way, although I believe in God, I think there is only one small piece of evidence that He/She exists AND created the universe..... and that's that Ken Ham looks more like an ape than anyone I have ever seen. Lucy the fossil looks more human than him. And I'd bet serious money he changed his web photo cause someone told him how ape looking he is.

      2 · May 14, 2014

  • Sam

    Oh. Any suggestions on next possible books? I'd love to look them up between now & the 16th.

    May 8, 2014

    • Tom C

      I didn't see any suggestions! This is a short book that kind of rocked my mind. It is an older book but interesting. I would love to do a book I haven't read yet! Make suggestions!

      May 14, 2014

    • Chris

      Tom- that was me teasing you. Actually it looked really good.

      May 14, 2014

  • Chris

    By the way if anyone needs my address please email me through meetup

    May 11, 2014

  • Chris

    Ummm. maybe I should start the book?

    May 7, 2014

  • Tom C

    I have finished the book so if anyone wants to borrow it, just let me know.

    April 2, 2014

    • Chris

      Tom- you can always drop if off here and I'll get it to Dina

      April 2, 2014

    • Tom C

      Dina- I will drop it at Chris's since I need to return her book "Genome" anyway.

      April 7, 2014

  • Chris

    People- if the date doesn't work tell me now!

    March 30, 2014

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