Burnsville Book Club - The Magic of Reality by Richard Dawkins

Join us for a fun evening as we discuss The Magic of Reality: How We Know What's Really True by Richard Dawkins. Since the space is limited it is very important that you immediately update your RSVP status if you cannot attend. If there are people on the waiting list they will be automatically bumped up to the "Attending" category when others change their RSVP to "Not Attending".


The discussion begins at 7pm in the Davanni's "Party Room", but many of us arrive at 6:30 to have a little dinner. The evening usually concludes around 9pm after everyone has an opportunity to share their book recommendations and other ideas for group events.

 

From Amazon.com :

Richard Dawkins, bestselling author and the world’s most celebrated evolutionary biologist, has spent his career elucidating the many wonders of science. Here, he takes a broader approach and uses his unrivaled explanatory powers to illuminate the ways in which the world really works. Filled with clever thought experiments and jaw-dropping facts, The Magic of Reality explains a stunningly wide range of natural phenomena: How old is the universe? Why do the continents look like disconnected pieces of a jigsaw puzzle? What causes tsunamis? Why are there so many kinds of plants and animals? Who was the first man, or woman? Starting with the magical, mythical explanations for the wonders of nature, Dawkins reveals the exhilarating scientific truths behind these occurrences. This is a page-turning detective story that not only mines all the sciences for its clues but primes the reader to think like a scientist as well.

In March we'll be discussing the new Susan Jacoby book, The Great Agnostic: Robert Ingersoll and American Freethought

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  • B_randy

    Hope it is ok that i havent read the book but look forward to meeting everyone

    February 6, 2013

  • Eric

    To Andrew: I can't email you directly but the book you suggested we read for April, "Zen at War" seems to be a difficult book to find. It's available on Amazon but it's pretty expensive: http://www.amazon.com/Zen-at-Wa...­
    I think we need to agree on a different book for April.
    BTW - The book we're reading for March is "The Great Agnostic" by Susan Jacoby: http://www.amazon.com/Great-Agn...­

    February 5, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Forgot wife dragging me to lady Gaga concert.

    February 1, 2013

  • Jordan Lane P.

    Although I'll be aiming to come to March's on Ingersoll!

    January 12, 2013

  • Brent K.

    This book has a really cool iPad version! Very interactive, great graphics and easily navigated. Would recommend for adults and kids.

    January 11, 2013

  • Eric

    I got called into work so I won't be able to make the discussion. Loved the book and I'm sure everyone will have a great time discussing it!

    January 11, 2013

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