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Hey everyone,

I am planning on participating in the November book read, and I though I would offer a suggestion. A book that I read a review about sounds interesting, and harkens back to a discussion regarding freewill that Cheryl and a few of us had back on the other board.

The book is called:

The Blank Slate: The Modern Denial of Human Nature
by Steven Pinker


It is a study of the effect our biology has on our personality, specifically how strongly hereditary factors shape us as indivduals.

Here is a link to a review:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/ar ... Oct11.html




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Post Re: Suggestion for November Book
Since we've changed from "Book a month" to "Book every two months", November's book is going to be what we had originally voted for October: The Lucifer Principle.

This doesn't sound like a bad idea for January, though. :)

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Post Re: Suggestion for November Book
Jim,

Yeah, I think we've decided on the Lucifer Principle for November, but I read the write up about the book you proposed and it sounds very interesting. This is a topic I'm definitely interested in exploring. It would be a great suggestion for January.

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Post Re: Suggestion for November Book
Thurkon:

That books does look pretty interesting. If we suddenly had some new members we might want to do another poll for the Nov./Dec. book, but as it stands "The Lucifer Principle" seems to be the winner.

Sometime soon I'll put up a poll for the Jan./Feb. book. We're going to try to have a "Discussion Leader" for each new book selection too now. Just like a moderator in a chat room or a formal debate keeps the conversation moving and on track, our discussion leader would perform the very same function. They don't need to contribute much to the meat of the conversation unless they want to, but they simply ask questions and stimulate dialogue.

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