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Skeptic Book Club

  • Jan 20, 2013 · 4:00 PM
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We're reading "When They Severed Earth from Sky" by the Barbers. This will be the first time I haven't been able to find it for free to offer, so try and use half.com, amazon.com, alibris.com, or whatever your favorite used book source may be (or new, if you can afford that of course!) and hopefully you'll have plenty of time to order it in media mail for the cheap shipping if need be. Read what you can, don't cram, and we'll discuss how far we got.

Start by reading the appendix: The Index of Myth Principles, then start from the beginning and get where you can. Try to get at least a third of it in, but no pressure.

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  • Chuck W.

    Are we on for tomorrow?...need to know for sure?..

    January 12, 2013

    • Dave B.

      I believe that we're going to delay it a week.

      January 12, 2013

    • Chuck W.

      Thanks for the info...

      January 12, 2013

  • Lucretius C.

    I just downloaded the audiobook and have listened to the first hour or so (out of 9 total). I would love to attend one of the book club meetings on this book. I live around the corner in Ventano Shadows. If this Sunday doesn't work then next Sunday is good for me :)

    January 11, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Folks, I haven't even had a chance to crack the book yet, and working three doubles this week has me feeling pretty exhausted. I'm not sure I'd be the best host this week. Would anyone else like to host, or should we put it off a week?

    January 11, 2013

    • Lisa B.

      I'm OK with delaying it if that's best for you.

      January 11, 2013

    • Dave B.

      I'd be happy to host if people'd like to meet up this week, but delaying's kay-o by me as well.

      January 11, 2013

  • Jane A.

    I vote for delaying one week.

    January 11, 2013

  • Chuck W.

    I hope that all will enjoy the book that we are about to discuss...It offers the reader a framework which you can use to approach all mythologies. Once learned, you will see that myth was used in an oral tradition to remember important facts, ideas, morals, calendar and warnings. Then it morphed into what we see today.. As a side note of interest, it will give you a tour of the human mind in how it stores and distorts reality over time.

    December 16, 2012

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