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Skeptic Book Club - Randomness

  • May 24, 2013 · 7:00 PM
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Skeptics -

Our May book club selection is The Drunkard's Walk: How Randomness Rules Our Lives by Leonard Mlodinow. It is all about chance and its massive role in how the drama of our lives plays out. The problem is that "the connection between actions and results is not as direct as we might like to believe. Thus our past is not easy to understand, nor is our future so easy to predict...."

From Amazon:

"With the born storyteller's command of narrative and imaginative approach, Leonard Mlodinow vividly demonstrates how our lives are profoundly informed by chance and randomness and how everything from wine ratings and corporate success to school grades and political polls are less reliable than we believe.

"By showing us the true nature of chance and revealing the psychological illusions that cause us to misjudge the world around us, Mlodinow gives us the tools we need to make more informed decisions. From the classroom to the courtroom and from financial markets to supermarkets, Mlodinow's intriguing and illuminating look at how randomness, chance, and probability affect our daily lives will intrigue, awe, and inspire."

I hope to see you there!

- Matt

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  • A former member
    A former member

    I've been looking for a good book club to join and I like the sound of this one... but mostly because of my new-found appreciation of faith.

    May 15, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      The two greatest gifts that man has been given are logic and faith. Because you can't make a society without logic, and you can't be in love without faith. I would never ask anyone to give up either gift.

      May 24, 2013

    • Matt L.

      Let's agree to disagree Jacob. Good luck finding the right group.

      May 24, 2013

  • Megan W.

    can't make it, have to finish observations

    May 23, 2013

  • Mike Z.

    Looks like all the spots have been RSVP'ed, so I'll put my name on the Waiting List. Lots of interesting points in the book.

    May 21, 2013

  • Dan M.

    Look forward to meeting you then.

    1 · March 12, 2013

    • Matt L.

      It's gonna be a fun night!

      May 9, 2013

    • Amanda B.

      Sorry you can't make it - but we will look forward to meeting you at another event.

      May 21, 2013

  • John M.

    Can't make it. graduation night. book was great, tho!

    May 10, 2013

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