Author Archives: Ron Boothe

About Ron Boothe

I am a Professor Emeritus at Emory University, currently living in Tacoma Washington USA.

The Beak of the Finch

At our December meeting we will discuss the following selection suggested by Richard Smaby: Jonathan Weiner, The Beak of the Finch: A Story of Evolution in our Time, first hardback edition published by Knopf in 1994.   Advertisements

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The Italian Teacher by Tom Rachman

At out November meeting we will discuss a book selected by Burk, Tom Rachman, The Italian Teacher, Viking, 2018 Burk provides the following pre-discussion information about his selection: —————————————————- Since we have a lot of non-fiction selections I think a … Continue reading

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Oslo by J.T. Rogers

At our October 2018 discussion meeting we will discuss a selection suggested by Neil Bergeson, Oslo by J.T. Rogers, Winner of the 2017 Tony Award for Best Play, script published by Dramatists Play Service, Inc. Neil offers the following pre-discussion … Continue reading

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Post-Discussion Commentary regarding Dennett’s From Bacteria to Bach and Back: IV. THE BAD

Daniel C. Dennett, From Bacteria to Bach and Back: The Evolution of Minds, W.W. Norton & Company, 2017. [All page numbers in this commentary come from the 2018 paperback edition] As I have summarized in my previous commentaries about this … Continue reading

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Post-Discussion Commentary regarding Dennett’s From Bacteria to Bach and Back: III. The Silly

Daniel C. Dennett, From Bacteria to Bach and Back: The Evolution of Minds, W.W. Norton & Company, 2017. [All page numbers in this commentary come from the 2018 paperback edition] [NOTE: In previous posts I have provided some pre-discussion tutorials … Continue reading

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Post-Discussion Commentary regarding Dennett’s From Bacteria to Bach and Back: II. The Good

Daniel C. Dennett, From Bacteria to Bach and Back: The Evolution of Minds, W.W. Norton & Company, 2017. [All page numbers in this commentary come from the 2018 paperback edition] [NOTE: In previous posts I have provided some pre-discussion tutorials … Continue reading

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September 2018 Selection: Billy Collins

At our September meeting we will discuss a book selected by Ron Powers: Billy Collins, AIMLESS LOVE, NEW AND SELECTED POEMS, copyright 2013.

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Post-Discussion Commentary regarding Dennett’s From Bacteria to Bach and Back: I. The Ugly

  Daniel C. Dennett, From Bacteria to Bach and Back: The Evolution of Minds, W.W. Norton & Company, 2017. [All page numbers in this commentary come from the 2018 paperback edition] While reading Dennett’s book, I encountered a strange mixture … Continue reading

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Pre-discussion Tutorials for Topics Mentioned in From Bacteria to Bach and Back

Daniel Dennet, From Bacteria to Bach and Back: The Evolution of Minds, W.W. Norton & Company, 2017. Dennett discusses a wide range of topics in this book, many of which I have some familiarity with due to my background as … Continue reading

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Summer Read: Daniel Dennett’s From Bacteria to Bach and Back

We will meet in Mid-August to discuss our summer read selection picked by Jim Clifford: Daniel Dennet, From Bacteria to Bach and Back: The Evolution of Minds, W.W. Norton & Company, 2017.

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