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About 10 people attend each week, but most don't RSVP through Meetup.com. The group has existed since around 2002. This Meetup.com profile was a created in recent years to help promote the group.

You're invited to join us in the Modern Mind book discussion group each week as we explore the contents of an intellectually challenging text.

We spend one week per chapter and typically stay on one book for a few months. Each text is voted on by attendees. Categories selected usually include science, philosophy, history, sociology, religion, economics or psychology. If you're very curious about the world and enjoy sharpening your understanding on complex topics at the lay level, then give our group a try. The meetings are held from 9:00 AM - 10:15 AM on Sunday mornings at a group member's home near Northlake Mall. Email Andy Rhodes at andyrhodes111@gmail.com and he'll send you the exact address. Even if you haven't read the current chapter, we encourage you to visit. Our discussions, inspired by the book's content, typically become general enough to where anyone could contribute or enjoy listening to other members share.

Here are some of the titles from past years:

"The Righteous Mind: Why Good People Are Divided by Politics and Religion" by Jonathan Haidt

"1493: Uncovering the New World Columbus Created" by Charles C. Mann

"How Emotions Are Made: The Secret Life of the Brain" by Lisa Feldman Barrett

"The Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined" by Steven Pinker

"Aftershock: The Next Economy and America's Future" by Robert Reich

"Nonsense: Red Herrings, Straw Men and Sacred Cows: How We Abuse Logic in Our Everyday Language" by Robert Gula

"The Third Industrial Revolution; How Lateral Power is Transforming Energy, the Economy, and the World" by Jeremy Rifkin

“The Sacred Depths of Nature” by Ursula Goodenough

"How to Live, or A Life of Montaigne in One Question and Twenty Attempts at an Answer" by Sarah Bakewell

"Dynamics of Faith" by Paul Tillich

"Modern Mind: An Intellectual History of the 20th Century" by Peter Watson

“Hen’s Teeth and Horses Toes: Further Reflections in Natural History” by Stephen Jay Gould

"Thinking, Fast and Slow" by Daniel Kahneman

"Myths America Lives By" by Richard T. Hughes

"Naked Economics: Undressing the Dismal Science" by Charles Wheelan

"The Consolations of Philosophy" by Alain de Botton

"The Accidental Mind: How Brain Evolution Has Given Us Love, Memory, Dreams, and God" by David Linden

"Moral Man and Immoral Society" by Reinhold Niebuhr

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Modern Mind Book Discussion Group Weekly Meeting

Northlake Mall

About 10 people attend each week, but most don't RSVP through Meetup.com. The group has existed since around 2002. This Meetup.com profile was a created in recent years to help promote the group. You're invited to join us in the Modern Mind book discussion group each week as we explore the contents of an intellectually challenging text. We spend one week per chapter and typically stay on one book for a few months. Each text is voted on by attendees. Categories selected usually include science, philosophy, history, sociology, religion, economics or psychology. If you're very curious about the world and enjoy sharpening your understanding on complex topics at the lay level, then give our group a try. The meetings are held from 9:00 AM - 10:15 AM on Sunday mornings at a group member's home near Northlake Mall. Email Andy Rhodes at [masked] and he'll send you the exact address. Even if you haven't read the current chapter, we encourage you to visit. Our discussions, inspired by the book's content, typically become general enough to where anyone could contribute or enjoy listening to other members share. Here are some of the titles from past years: "The Righteous Mind: Why Good People Are Divided by Politics and Religion" by Jonathan Haidt "1493: Uncovering the New World Columbus Created" by Charles C. Mann "How Emotions Are Made: The Secret Life of the Brain" by Lisa Feldman Barrett "The Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined" by Steven Pinker "Aftershock: The Next Economy and America's Future" by Robert Reich "Nonsense: Red Herrings, Straw Men and Sacred Cows: How We Abuse Logic in Our Everyday Language" by Robert Gula "The Third Industrial Revolution; How Lateral Power is Transforming Energy, the Economy, and the World" by Jeremy Rifkin “The Sacred Depths of Nature” by Ursula Goodenough "How to Live, or A Life of Montaigne in One Question and Twenty Attempts at an Answer" by Sarah Bakewell "Dynamics of Faith" by Paul Tillich "Modern Mind: An Intellectual History of the 20th Century" by Peter Watson “Hen’s Teeth and Horses Toes: Further Reflections in Natural History” by Stephen Jay Gould "Thinking, Fast and Slow" by Daniel Kahneman "Myths America Lives By" by Richard T. Hughes "Naked Economics: Undressing the Dismal Science" by Charles Wheelan "The Consolations of Philosophy" by Alain de Botton "The Accidental Mind: How Brain Evolution Has Given Us Love, Memory, Dreams, and God" by David Linden "Moral Man and Immoral Society" by Reinhold Niebuhr

Modern Mind Book Discussion Group Weekly Meeting

Northlake Mall

About 10 people attend each week, but most don't RSVP through Meetup.com. The group has existed since around 2002. This Meetup.com profile was a created in recent years to help promote the group. You're invited to join us in the Modern Mind book discussion group each week as we explore the contents of an intellectually challenging text. We spend one week per chapter and typically stay on one book for a few months. Each text is voted on by attendees. Categories selected usually include science, philosophy, history, sociology, religion, economics or psychology. If you're very curious about the world and enjoy sharpening your understanding on complex topics at the lay level, then give our group a try. The meetings are held from 9:00 AM - 10:15 AM on Sunday mornings at a group member's home near Northlake Mall. Email Andy Rhodes at [masked] and he'll send you the exact address. Even if you haven't read the current chapter, we encourage you to visit. Our discussions, inspired by the book's content, typically become general enough to where anyone could contribute or enjoy listening to other members share. Here are some of the titles from past years: "The Righteous Mind: Why Good People Are Divided by Politics and Religion" by Jonathan Haidt "1493: Uncovering the New World Columbus Created" by Charles C. Mann "How Emotions Are Made: The Secret Life of the Brain" by Lisa Feldman Barrett "The Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined" by Steven Pinker "Aftershock: The Next Economy and America's Future" by Robert Reich "Nonsense: Red Herrings, Straw Men and Sacred Cows: How We Abuse Logic in Our Everyday Language" by Robert Gula "The Third Industrial Revolution; How Lateral Power is Transforming Energy, the Economy, and the World" by Jeremy Rifkin “The Sacred Depths of Nature” by Ursula Goodenough "How to Live, or A Life of Montaigne in One Question and Twenty Attempts at an Answer" by Sarah Bakewell "Dynamics of Faith" by Paul Tillich "Modern Mind: An Intellectual History of the 20th Century" by Peter Watson “Hen’s Teeth and Horses Toes: Further Reflections in Natural History” by Stephen Jay Gould "Thinking, Fast and Slow" by Daniel Kahneman "Myths America Lives By" by Richard T. Hughes "Naked Economics: Undressing the Dismal Science" by Charles Wheelan "The Consolations of Philosophy" by Alain de Botton "The Accidental Mind: How Brain Evolution Has Given Us Love, Memory, Dreams, and God" by David Linden "Moral Man and Immoral Society" by Reinhold Niebuhr

Modern Mind Book Discussion Group Weekly Meeting

Northlake Mall

About 10 people attend each week, but most don't RSVP through Meetup.com. The group has existed since around 2002. This Meetup.com profile was a created in recent years to help promote the group. You're invited to join us in the Modern Mind book discussion group each week as we explore the contents of an intellectually challenging text. We spend one week per chapter and typically stay on one book for a few months. Each text is voted on by attendees. Categories selected usually include science, philosophy, history, sociology, religion, economics or psychology. If you're very curious about the world and enjoy sharpening your understanding on complex topics at the lay level, then give our group a try. The meetings are held from 9:00 AM - 10:15 AM on Sunday mornings at a group member's home near Northlake Mall. Email Andy Rhodes at [masked] and he'll send you the exact address. Even if you haven't read the current chapter, we encourage you to visit. Our discussions, inspired by the book's content, typically become general enough to where anyone could contribute or enjoy listening to other members share. Here are some of the titles from past years: "The Righteous Mind: Why Good People Are Divided by Politics and Religion" by Jonathan Haidt "1493: Uncovering the New World Columbus Created" by Charles C. Mann "How Emotions Are Made: The Secret Life of the Brain" by Lisa Feldman Barrett "The Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined" by Steven Pinker "Aftershock: The Next Economy and America's Future" by Robert Reich "Nonsense: Red Herrings, Straw Men and Sacred Cows: How We Abuse Logic in Our Everyday Language" by Robert Gula "The Third Industrial Revolution; How Lateral Power is Transforming Energy, the Economy, and the World" by Jeremy Rifkin “The Sacred Depths of Nature” by Ursula Goodenough "How to Live, or A Life of Montaigne in One Question and Twenty Attempts at an Answer" by Sarah Bakewell "Dynamics of Faith" by Paul Tillich "Modern Mind: An Intellectual History of the 20th Century" by Peter Watson “Hen’s Teeth and Horses Toes: Further Reflections in Natural History” by Stephen Jay Gould "Thinking, Fast and Slow" by Daniel Kahneman "Myths America Lives By" by Richard T. Hughes "Naked Economics: Undressing the Dismal Science" by Charles Wheelan "The Consolations of Philosophy" by Alain de Botton "The Accidental Mind: How Brain Evolution Has Given Us Love, Memory, Dreams, and God" by David Linden "Moral Man and Immoral Society" by Reinhold Niebuhr

Modern Mind Book Discussion Group Weekly Meeting

Northlake Mall

About 10 people attend each week, but most don't RSVP through Meetup.com. The group has existed since around 2002. This Meetup.com profile was a created in recent years to help promote the group. You're invited to join us in the Modern Mind book discussion group each week as we explore the contents of an intellectually challenging text. We spend one week per chapter and typically stay on one book for a few months. Each text is voted on by attendees. Categories selected usually include science, philosophy, history, sociology, religion, economics or psychology. If you're very curious about the world and enjoy sharpening your understanding on complex topics at the lay level, then give our group a try. The meetings are held from 9:00 AM - 10:15 AM on Sunday mornings at a group member's home near Northlake Mall. Email Andy Rhodes at [masked] and he'll send you the exact address. Even if you haven't read the current chapter, we encourage you to visit. Our discussions, inspired by the book's content, typically become general enough to where anyone could contribute or enjoy listening to other members share. Here are some of the titles from past years: "The Righteous Mind: Why Good People Are Divided by Politics and Religion" by Jonathan Haidt "1493: Uncovering the New World Columbus Created" by Charles C. Mann "How Emotions Are Made: The Secret Life of the Brain" by Lisa Feldman Barrett "The Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined" by Steven Pinker "Aftershock: The Next Economy and America's Future" by Robert Reich "Nonsense: Red Herrings, Straw Men and Sacred Cows: How We Abuse Logic in Our Everyday Language" by Robert Gula "The Third Industrial Revolution; How Lateral Power is Transforming Energy, the Economy, and the World" by Jeremy Rifkin “The Sacred Depths of Nature” by Ursula Goodenough "How to Live, or A Life of Montaigne in One Question and Twenty Attempts at an Answer" by Sarah Bakewell "Dynamics of Faith" by Paul Tillich "Modern Mind: An Intellectual History of the 20th Century" by Peter Watson “Hen’s Teeth and Horses Toes: Further Reflections in Natural History” by Stephen Jay Gould "Thinking, Fast and Slow" by Daniel Kahneman "Myths America Lives By" by Richard T. Hughes "Naked Economics: Undressing the Dismal Science" by Charles Wheelan "The Consolations of Philosophy" by Alain de Botton "The Accidental Mind: How Brain Evolution Has Given Us Love, Memory, Dreams, and God" by David Linden "Moral Man and Immoral Society" by Reinhold Niebuhr

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