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Our book discussions last for 2 or 3 months each and are staggered so new book discussions are starting every month. You'll find all the information you need directly below: book titles, authors, genres, start and end dates for discussions, and links to the discussion forums. Try to buy or borrow your books early so you're ready for the discussions as soon as they begin. Author interviews or live chats may be scheduled for each book. • SUGGEST A NON-FICTION BOOK   • SUGGEST A FICTION BOOK
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Sense and Goodness Without God: A Defense of Metaphysical Naturalism
Richard Carrier

#133: Sept., Oct. & Nov. 2014
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Atheist Mind, Humanist Heart: Rewriting the Ten Commandments for the Twenty-first Century
Lex Bayer & John Figdor

#134: Dec. 2014, Jan. & Feb. 2015
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Demon-Haunted World:
Science As a Candle in the Dark
Carl Sagan with Ann Druyan

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#136: Feb. & Mar. 2015
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Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood, and the Prison of Belief
Lawrence Wright

#137: May, June & July 2015
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A Game of Thrones: A Song of Ice and Fire: Book One
George R. R. Martin

#128: Mar., April & May 2014
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Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

#132: June, July & Aug. 2014
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King Henry IV, Part 1
(Arden Shakespeare: Third Series)
William Shakespeare
Edited by David Scott Kastan

#135: Dec. 2014 & Jan. 2015
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Flowers for Algernon
Daniel Keyes

#138: June, July & Aug. 2015
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The purpose behind causation 

Here is an interesting clip that shows drops of water acting like intelligent agents. Yet the only mechanism at play is varying evaporation rates. It's interesting how our minds see purpose where there actually isn't purpose. ... 731/+Fahey

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