Oct 29, 2013 · 6:00 PM
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Thank you, one and all, for attending our 4th meeting at Davanni's! Food good, turnout good, conversation GREAT! Davanni's party/meeting room will be reserved for us again, and they do require a $5 minimum purchase per person to use the room. Please be mindful of that so we'll be welcomed back. Unlike some other Davanni's, this location does not wait on us or bus tables, so there's no tipping involved. You order at the counter when you come in, then they call your name when your food is ready. Yes, they do serve beer. If you're coming just for dinner, plan to arrive around 6pm. I think it's wise to extend the dinner/social hour until 7:30pm when those who don't want to participate in the book discussion can skip out. Space is limited, so please change your RSVP if you're unable to attend to allow others.
Here's the link to their extensive menu which also includes vegan options: http://www.davannis.com/index.asp?pageid=22&locationid=8
Due to short supply of some books on our list and difficulty acquiring them in a timely manner, this month, we'll be discussing The Believing Brain by Michael Shermer.
"Shermer demonstrates how our brains selectively assess data in an attempt to confirm the conclusions (beliefs) we've already reached. Drawing on evolution, cognitive science, and neuroscience, he considers not only supernatural beliefs but political and economic ones as well."
November: The Mathematician Reads the Newspaper by John Allen Paulos
December: The Happy Atheist by PZ Myers
January: Them: Adventures With Extremists by Jon Ronson