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Belief Series, June 26th. Humanist book club: PREDICTABLY IRRATIONAL

The series continues with, Predictably Irrational by Dan Ariely

We have had some wonderful discussions in this series. The thoughtful people who have attended have given wonderful feedback and held fascinating discussions on the books and the underlying topic of belief. Please join us for June's gathering as it promises to be a great time once again talking about a highly regarded book. The room is once again available from noon on for "lunchers".

Here's what Amazon says:

Product Description:

Why do our headaches persist after we take a one-cent aspirin but disappear when we take a fifty-cent aspirin?

Why do we splurge on a lavish meal but cut coupons to save twenty-five cents on a can of soup?

When it comes to making decisions in our lives, we think we're making smart, rational choices. But are we?

In this newly revised and expanded edition of the groundbreaking New York Times bestseller, Dan Ariely refutes the common assumption that we behave in fundamentally rational ways. From drinking coffee to losing weight, from buying a car to choosing a romantic partner, we consistently overpay, underestimate, and procrastinate. Yet these misguided behaviors are neither random nor senseless. They're systematic and predictable—making us predictably irrational.

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  • Chuck13

    Great mix of people, some diversity of thoughts on the book, great discussions - great job facilitating Mark!

    July 3, 2011

  • Jerry S.

    I enjoyed the discussion. One suggestion: It might be beneficial to identify a couple of key questions or issues raised by the book, and focus the discussion on them, with the intent of trying to reach some degree of closure or at least an improved understanding.

    June 27, 2011

  • Milo

    Relating the book to belief was good -- could have gone further.

    June 27, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    Very organized meeting, great mix of people, lots of interesting discussion, good location. This was my first meetup with this group, and I will definitely attend others.

    June 27, 2011

  • Mark T.

    Everyone who came added bright and thoughtful comments. Getting those intelligent and different views on the book makes the reading all the more complete.

    June 27, 2011

  • Milo

    Great choice

    June 12, 2011

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