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Little Canada Book Club - "The Social Conquest of Earth" by Edward O. Wilson

  • Aug 10, 2014 · 1:00 PM
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For our August meeting we will be discussing the book The Social Conquest of Earth by Edward O. Wilson.

Dave P has offered to host this month’s meeting, so we will be having a barbecue at his house!  Please bring a food item to share and a lawn chair.  Dave will have a grill available if you want to bring something to grill.  He will also be grilling corn on the cob, so please update your RSVP if your plans change, so he knows how many to plan for.

He passed out directions at our last meeting, but if you didn’t pick up a copy please send a message to either him or Patricia, and we can email one to you.

Book Review:

“Biologist E. O. Wilson’s brilliant new volume, The Social Conquest of Earth, could more aptly be entitled ‘Biology’s Conquest of Science’. Drawing on his deep understanding of entomology and his extraordinarily broad knowledge of the natural and social sciences, Wilson makes a strong case for the synthesis of knowledge across disciplines. Understanding the biological origin of what makes us human can help us to build better theories of social and psychological interaction; in turn, understanding how other social species have evolved may help us to better understand the origin of our own. But the main reason that Wilson’s book is successful is that he also brings into biology the best of what social science has to offer.” (James H. Fowler - Nature)

Our future reading schedule:

September: Our Constitution: The Myth that Binds Us by Eric Black

October: Bad Pharma by Ben Goldacre

November: The Sixth Extinction by Elizabeth Kolbert

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  • Jack C.

    Thanks to our host for the accommodations and the corn feed. At over four hours I hope we didn't overstay our welcome!

    August 12, 2014

  • Nancy

    Yes, thanks Dave P. for hosting us! It was a nice change of pace and good to be outside to take advantage of our waning summer! So much good food; I really enjoyed!

    August 11, 2014

  • Nancy

    Are we eating when we get there, or discussing the book 1st? Since we are all bringing food, I'm thinking eating 1st?

    August 9, 2014

    • Patricia M.

      I thought we could play it by ear...but I think it would work have a little time at first for us to organize and get some food. Then I think we can discuss while we eat.

      August 9, 2014

    • Nancy

      Just got the pun, if that was intended! :)

      August 11, 2014

  • DaveB

    Very good of you to invite us, Dave.
    It was enjoyable. Good corn!

    August 11, 2014

  • Doug

    I agree with Nancy.

    August 9, 2014

  • Doug

    I'll bring a fruit platter from the deli.

    1 · August 1, 2014

  • Sue

    I'll bring hummus and pita bread.

    1 · August 1, 2014

  • DaveB

    (666) Deviled eggs :)

    1 · August 1, 2014

  • Jack C.

    I'll bring chocolate chip cookies.

    1 · August 1, 2014

  • Suellen C.

    I'll bring cheesy meatballs

    1 · August 1, 2014

  • Nancy

    I'll bring some sort of green salad from the deli.

    1 · August 1, 2014

  • Chris H.

    I'm going to switch to "No" since I plan to be out of to
    wn next week. Best wishes ...

    August 1, 2014

  • Patricia M.

    Since this is going to be a potluck I thought it might be helpful if people indicate what they're planning to bring, so we don't all bring the same thing. I'm planning to bring BBQ chicken sandwiches.

    August 1, 2014

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