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What NON-FICTION book should we discuss in October, November and December? 
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Post Re: What NON-FICTION book should we discuss in Sept., oct. and Nov. 2017?
You should read "On the Principles of Social Gravity" by Tobore Tobore. https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/16227328 ... ref=plSrch.



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Post Re: What NON-FICTION book should we discuss in Sept., oct. and Nov. 2017?
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. . . Or "Hillbilly Elegy" by Vance?


This is one of those books on my radar. It sounds like it would help me better understand, at least to some extent, the Trump phenomenon. David Brooks discusses this book in one of his columns.

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Post Re: What NON-FICTION book should we discuss in October, November and December?
What a great bunch of choices! I would be happy with almost any of them, but lean towards either Tyson or Rovelli. I have read a couple of Tyson's books, but not Rovelli's. I have a science background, but unfortunately, am not up to date. So...


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Post Re: What NON-FICTION book should we discuss in October, November and December?
Try reading "On the principles of Social Gravity"

https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/16227328 ... ref=plSrch.

On the Principles of Social Gravity” proposes a radical new way of thinking about social systems. It explains that all social systems –institutions created of and for human beings e.g. healthcare system, family, military etc., – are held together or governed by nine principles or rules. Using these principles, it examined the problems facing the US healthcare system, criminal justice system, social security, student debt crisis, tax policies, immigration, the political system, and the United Nations. Then, provided novel and unique solutions to them.

It expands on the meaning of social entropy and explains how it affects all social systems. It explains new terms like social gravity, de-entropification, primary and secondary contributors, negative and positive homogeneity, positive and negative homogenous group, homogenization, etc. that many readers will find enlightening and very interesting. It is a book that is likely to spark national and even global discussions about many of the institutions we have created. It’s originality and usefulness makes it very likely that it will find a wide audience and many of its terms may become popular in the wider society.



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I'm looking at this thread not to see if we have a clear favorite or if we need to do a poll.


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Post Re: What NON-FICTION book should we discuss in October, November and December?
This thread has been up long enough and there were not a lot of suggestions. Those suggestions that were made were very good. I think Neil deGrasse Tyson's book has the most interest so let's go with that one as our next non-fiction selection. I'll work on the forum right now. :clap:


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