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OFFICIAL POLL: Help select our NON-FICTION book for May, June & July 2018! 

OFFICIAL POLL: Vote on our NON-FICTION book for May, June & July 2018!
BOOK 1: Enlightenment Now - by Steven Pinker 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
BOOK 2: The Human Instinct - by Kenneth R. Miller 23%  23%  [ 3 ]
BOOK 3: Sapiens - by Yuval Noah Harari 54%  54%  [ 7 ]
BOOK 4: Homo Deus - by Yuval Noah Harari 23%  23%  [ 3 ]
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OFFICIAL POLL: Help select our NON-FICTION book for May, June & July 2018! 
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 OFFICIAL POLL: Help select our NON-FICTION book for May, June & July 2018!
OFFICIAL POLL: Help select our NON-FICTION book for May, June & July 2018!

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Only vote if you will participate.
Please only vote if you actually plan to participate in the next NON-FICTION book discussion. We're not looking for your opinion of which book looks the most interesting. We're wondering which book or books you will actually read and talk about with us.

Vote for as many books as you like.
Vote for as many of the 4 books as you're willing to read and discuss with us. We'll read the one with the most interest so don't just vote for 1 book if there are more than 1 that you would enjoy reading and discussing.

Share your thoughts on why you voted the way you voted.
After casting your vote please feel free to make a post explaining why you voted the way you did. You just might influence other members to change their votes so please sell us on your choice.

Now here are your 4 choices...

BOOK 1: Enlightenment Now: The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism, and Progress by Steven Pinker

BOOK 2: The Human Instinct: How We Evolved to Have Reason, Consciousness, and Free Will by Kenneth R. Miller

BOOK 3: Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari

BOOK 4: Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow by Yuval Noah Harari

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Post Re: OFFICIAL POLL: Help select our NON-FICTION book for May, June & July 2018!
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Now here are your 4 choices...

BOOK 1: Enlightenment Now: The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism, and Progress by Steven Pinker

BOOK 2: The Human Instinct: How We Evolved to Have Reason, Consciousness, and Free Will by Kenneth R. Miller

BOOK 3: Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari

BOOK 4: Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow by Yuval Noah Harari



They are all good choices and I hope to read all of them eventually. I'm voting for Sapiens because I bought it some months ago and have just now started to read it.



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Post Re: OFFICIAL POLL: Help select our NON-FICTION book for May, June & July 2018!
Hey guys,

Apologies for falling off the forum. I'm not going to vote, because I haven't followed through on my past intentions to discuss the book selection. And as you know, most discussions tend to die out. But hopefully I will come around. I've read Sapiens and meaning to tackle Homo Deus. I suspect the latter would be more speculative and provide for some discussion (and probably not require that you've read the first one). But if you pick Sapiens, that would be give me an excuse to go back and give it a re-read.



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Post Re: OFFICIAL POLL: Help select our NON-FICTION book for May, June & July 2018!
All four look like interesting reads to me. I prefer the Miller book as I think "The Human Instinct" will get into issues of most interest to me and open up the most stimulating conversations. My second choice would be "Homo Deus" for similar reasons.

But again, any of them would be good. Good choices, I would say.



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Post Re: OFFICIAL POLL: Help select our NON-FICTION book for May, June & July 2018!
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All four look like interesting reads to me. I prefer the Miller book as I think "The Human Instinct" will get into issues of most interest to me and open up the most stimulating conversations. My second choice would be "Homo Deus" for similar reasons.

But again, any of them would be good. Good choices, I would say.


I have voted for The Human Instinct. It opens the philosophical problems of evolution and culture in what looks a far more sophisticated way than Pinker or Harari do, to my brief look. I am currently reading books by Jordan Peterson and Carl Jung.

BOOK 2: The Human Instinct: How We Evolved to Have Reason, Consciousness, and Free Will by Kenneth R. Miller


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Will anyone else be voting? ...changing their current votes?



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Post Re: OFFICIAL POLL: Help select our NON-FICTION book for May, June & July 2018!
I'm interested in all these books, but I don't want to vote because I frequently don't follow through to participate in the discussion. Sapiens is probably the most compelling to me, but the Human Instinct would be good too. If Robert Tulip and Harry Marks are on board, we would likely get a good discussion. Good to see that Dexter might be involved too.


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Dexter and Geo, even with light participation we sure would love for you to vote!



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Post Re: OFFICIAL POLL: Help select our NON-FICTION book for May, June & July 2018!
I favored the two Harari books. The only one I'm really not in the mood for us Pinker's, which sounds as though it covers much of the same ground as Our Better Angels.



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I went ahead and voted for Sapiens and The Human Instinct.


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OK, Sapiens is our winner and I'm creating the new forum right now. :-)



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