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Book, Audiobook and Media Discussion.

  • Jul 31, 2014 · 7:00 PM
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This time we will finish discussing The Believing Brain by Michael Shermer; Part 4 (Chs 11 to Epilogue ). The audiobook is narrated by the author and is available on Regular book readers are also welcome!

The book is the synthesis of 30 years of his research in psychology and science history. I have learnt so much from this and his other books.

In this last part Michael features beliefs of things seen.  I particularly like Ch 13 The geographies of belief.  Here there is a lot about the history of science.

I've watched and listened to Michael Shermer on YouTube and also some of his history of science lectures.  He mentions an author/philosopher Ayn Rand, and libertarianism.  What is THAT? I thought we were all lefties?

Everyone at the Social Lounge is very welcome to join us even if you haven't read or listened to the book, we will be discussing both the book and Michael Shermer, but also what book and talks we will discuss next time.

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  • Phillip

    Sorry Jenny I have a bad cold

    July 31, 2014

  • Glenn A.

    hey Jen, heading to Melbourne that night so will, unfortunately, miss the meeting.

    July 23, 2014

  • Phillip

    Jenny, I have moved on from Michael Shermer I will do my best to find time to do a little revision of Part 4 so that I can hold some semblance of a conversation. As far as the Ayn Rand thing is concerned I have to continually remind myself that we are still all individuals and a presumption that 'we were all lefties' or any other presumption of like thoughts or solidarity will be met with a rude shock.
    Good to have you back

    July 21, 2014

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