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OFFICIAL POLL: January & February 2011 Non-Fiction Book 
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 OFFICIAL POLL: January & February 2011 Non-Fiction Book
OFFICIAL POLL: January & February 2011 Non-Fiction Book

This is the official poll for deciding which non-fiction book we will read and discuss as a group during the months of January and February 2011.

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Poll Starts: Wednesday, December 8, 2010
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Post Re: OFFICIAL POLL: January & February 2011 Non-Fiction Book
I'm not going to post book descriptions or reviews. Everyone can click on the provided links and read all about each book.

Book 1:
The Moral Landscape: How Science Can Determine Human Values
by Sam Harris

Book 2:
The Rational Optimist: How Prosperity Evolves
by Matt Ridley

Book 3:
The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine
by Michael Lewis



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Post Re: OFFICIAL POLL: January & February 2011 Non-Fiction Book
I'll cast my three votes for The Moral Landscape.

Whichever book wins, I suggest we do a head count of people who have the book and are going to be in, and that we wait until at least a few have started reading before beginning the discussion.



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You're right, DWill. We don't necessarily have to start this book on January 1st.



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Post Re: OFFICIAL POLL: January & February 2011 Non-Fiction Book
3 votes for The Big Short.



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3 votes for The Moral Landscape



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3 votes for The Moral Landscape



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Post Re: OFFICIAL POLL: January & February 2011 Non-Fiction Book
I've been following the blogs over at Rationally Speaking concerning the influence of science on human values. I'm definitely game!

3 votes for the Moral Landscape



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Post Re: OFFICIAL POLL: January & February 2011 Non-Fiction Book
I've already ordered my import copy of The Moral Landscape and give it three votes.



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Post Re: OFFICIAL POLL: January & February 2011 Non-Fiction Book
3 snow-covered, icycle-decorated, below zero votes from me for "Moral Landscape"


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Post Re: OFFICIAL POLL: January & February 2011 Non-Fiction Book
7 people have now cast 3 votes each for "The Moral Landscape." And there is no reason to think many more people will even vote or participate in the next non-fiction book discussion. Only 1 person has voted for a different book.

I am going to take the liberty of just announcing this book as the winner right now to give everyone time to order their books. We've stopped past polls in the past when we have a runaway winner. It saves time.

Please order your book! I just ordered it on my Kindle.



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Sounds good, Chris. I'll order tonight.


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I'm looking forward to reading it. I have some reservations about deciding moral questions through science, so I'll be interested to see how this very smart guy handles this.



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