|Sent on:||Friday, March 16, 2012 8:15 PM|
It would be nice to have a good sized group come to the book discussion. Although I do encourage everyone to read the book (it's well-written and thought provoking with interesting characters), there will be plenty to discuss that doesn't require you to have read the book. For example, we will discuss science for profit, the ethics of patenting scientific discoveries, and how personal ambition might influence scientific progress. The book also touches upon the political hot potato of climate change, as well as human adaptation to short term and long term changes in environment. There are also a number of meanderings through human psychology and evolutionary advantages of human behavior in the book, including some thought provoking research on what I think would be the equivalent of game theory. All of this is contained within a quick-read novel. Again, though, you're fully equipped with a humanist brain, so you could probably drum up some ideas, opinions and interesting information of your own about these subjects without even having read the author's ideas, opinions and information. I know you know I'm right. :)
So, come have coffee, a yummy pastry and a friendly conversation.
Madeline - your hostess