Observation about this book...
I've received numerous emails from members saying they have read the book, but don't feel any need to comment on the boards. In some ways the book is preaching to the choir. The consensus seems to be that the essays were very good, but most of us are beyond the stage where this stuff is new and exciting.
I don't see a reason to invite S.T. Joshi to a personal chat session with us this time. He is the editor of the book and he did write a fantastic introduction, but the book is a compilation of essays of famous nonbelievers. Who should we invite? Most authors are dead at this point. We could invite Ann Druyan in place of Carl Sagan and his piece from "The Demon-Haunted World," but it makes me uncomfortable. Perhaps this is a chat session we can schedule in the future when we are actually discussing the entire book...not just one chapter.
At this point I'm going to skip inviting an author for this next "author chat." If anyone has an idea please share it here. I would sincerely appreciate that.
Chris Edited by: Chris OConnor at: 10/30/05 4:37 pm