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Official Poll - Sept/Oct 2004 Book of the Month(s)

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Add me to the getting What is Good no matter what list. I voted for it and if it wins I will finally not have my reading time cut short by library return date. Yay!
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ROFL! No! Chris "For Every Winner, There Are Dozens Of Losers. Odds Are You're One Of Them"
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deadcity12Quote:. . .the future of life. if it doesn't win,. . . then ALL bets are pretty much off, aren't they? Oh wait, did you mean the BOOK? If you make yourself really small, you can externalize virtually everything. Daniel Dennett, 1984
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I voted for What Is Good? by Grayling. BTW- deadcity12: Do not fret, for as this poll shows, a losing book from a former poll can do well on the next poll. Many of us are interested in reading Wilson, myself included.
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Future of life, 'cause I haven't read any of Wilson's books.
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Of course I don't know how Future of Life is, not having read it yet, but I think Consilience is a towering work. And if you are interested in the more technical aspects of Life, Sociobiology is definitely worth while. A warning though: it's a biology book, reputation aside. There is only one chapter about humans. If you make yourself really small, you can externalize virtually everything. Daniel Dennett, 1984
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I also voted for What is Good? (so hopefully I'm actually able to get a copy of it). I would love to read either the Wilson or Atran book too...As no one has said anything about Atran, I'd just like to add that I've read a number of academic papers he's written and some chapters in a book he co-editored on another topic (Folkbiology). It's really exciting stuff...I would assume this book would be, too, and it's been on my wishlist for ages...hopefully we'll get to it at some stage Nicole
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I voted for Wilson's 'Future of Life'.I'm interested in tackling the economic, technological, philosophical and spiritual pressures that impact this fragile biosphere we call 'Life'.I'm also somewhat familiar with Wilson's work in Sociobiology (my Undergraduate introduction to Evolution and Biology was an immersion in his theory) and I was very impressed with his book, 'Consilience'.
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This is going to be close race it seems. Chris "For Every Winner, There Are Dozens Of Losers. Odds Are You're One Of Them"
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I proposed it so I voted for it.Besides, when we saw Grayling he was a very witty and well-informed speaker he will make a great guest if we can get him to chat.
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