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OFFICIAL POLL: June & July 2009 Non-Fiction

Help us pick our next NON-FICTION book for group discussion here. YOU MUST HAVE 5+ POSTS TO CONTRIBUTE IN THIS FORUM!
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3 votes for Descartes' Error =)
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Are we reading any fiction in June?
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We should, but there doesn't appear to be many suggestions currently.
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I agree with Mary's quote:
I have no problem with "upgrading." This newer book is a bit more academic in its presentation and I do appreciate the inclusion of some of the theoretical conflict that followed the release of Good Natured.
All three of my votes are for DeWaal. I am happy to read either book. Chris, should we consider replacing the older book with the newer book on the poll? Does anyone object to this idea? Again, I am fine with either book.
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IMPORTANT UPDATE

Grim suggested and several people supported the idea of "upgrading" from Good Natured: The Origins of Right and Wrong in Humans and Other Animals by Frans B. M. de Waal to de Waal's more current book on the same topic, Primates and Philosophers: How Morality Evolved.

Since everyone seems in agreement that this would be a better choice let us now consider Good Natured replaced by Primates and Philosophers. All votes for Good Natured now count towards Primates and Philosophers. I'll now go back and edit this poll thread so new voters won't even see the Good Natured book choice.

Thank you for pointing this out, Grim. :smile:
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After further reflection on our book choices I am starting to like the de Waal choice even more than Animals Make Us Human. So I'm hereby changing my 3 votes to Primates and Philosophers and jumping right on the bandwagon. :P

Is Penelope going to join us!?

CURRENT TALLY

Primates = 15 votes
Animals = 3 votes
Descartes = 0 votes
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Chris OConnor wrote: So I'm hereby changing my 3 votes to Primates and Philosophers and jumping right on the bandwagon. :P
Wahoo! Looking forward to it.
I've always found it rather exciting to remember that there is a difference between what we experience and what we think it means.
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Chris OConnor wrote:After further reflection on our book choices I am starting to like the de Waal choice even more than Animals Make Us Human. So I'm hereby changing my 3 votes to Primates and Philosophers and jumping right on the bandwagon. :P

Is Penelope going to join us!?
I will and cast my three votes for Primates.
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