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Book Club!

Group dedicated to maintaining an active book club relevant to astrobiology. 

Our fourth book we will be reading is Earth in Human Hands, by David Grinspoon.

We will meet about every week and read a few chapters and have a discussion on those chapters. More information about meeting times will be provided soon!

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Latest Activity: Dec 2, 2017

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Earth in Human Hands

Started by Graham E. Lau. Last reply by Graham E. Lau Nov 4, 2017. 33 Replies

Earth in Human Hands, by David Grinspoon, is up next for the SAGANet Book Club. We'll have…Continue

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Book Club Forum- Cosmos & Culture: Share your thoughts!

Started by Julia DeMarines (Teaspoon). Last reply by Gavriil Michas May 13, 2013. 5 Replies

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Comment by Suraj kumar sahu on July 7, 2017 at 10:38pm

Hey Graham E. Lau. I apologise for not being able to attend the last meeting. I was terribly sick. I too have few ideas about the next book. Here is a list of books I would like to suggest.

1. Rare Earth: Why Complex Life Is Uncommon in the Universe by Donald E. Brownlee and Peter Douglas Ward.

2. The Vital Question: Energy, Evolution, and the Origins of Complex Life by Nick Lane.

3. The emergence of life by Pier Luigi Luisi.
4. Are We Alone? Philosophical Implications of the Discovery of Extraterrestrial Life by Paul Davies.
5. Quantum Aspects of Life by Arun K. Pati, Derek Abbott, Paul Davies, and Roger Penrose.

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Comment by Graham E. Lau on July 7, 2017 at 3:00pm

Welcome to our newest members of the SAGANet Book Club! We're currently on the last chapter of Earth in Human Hands, by David Grinspoon. I have some ideas of books we could read next, but would love to hear any suggestions from the group. Is there anything astrobiology relevant that you're burning to read and discuss with others? 


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Comment by Graham E. Lau on July 2, 2017 at 9:20am

Hey all! Chapter 7 of Earth in Human Hands was definitely intriguing. Not sure yet where I stand on active transmission of signals to the stars, but David presented both sides of the argument, and his own opinions, quite well. Let's chat today at at 13:00 Mountain Time (19:00 UTC).

Fuze link here: 


http://fuze.me/35275042


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Comment by Graham E. Lau on June 25, 2017 at 10:39am

Здравствуйте! We'll be meeting today (at 13:00 Mountain Time, 19:00 UTC) to chat about Chapter 6 of Earth in Human Hands. This has been a fun review of the history of SETI and astrobiology. Looking forward to chatting about it! The Fuze link for the meeting is below:


http://fuze.me/35224770


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Comment by Graham E. Lau on June 18, 2017 at 12:22pm

Hey all! I hd some computer issues, but we're up and running right now. Feel free to drop in if you want to chat about Chapter 5!

Comment by Suraj kumar sahu on June 18, 2017 at 10:57am

Hi Everyone. I will be present for the meeting. Hope to see you all! 


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Comment by Graham E. Lau on June 18, 2017 at 10:48am

Bonjour à tous! The link for the Fuze meeting for today's discussion on Chapter 5 of Earth in Humans Hands is below. I thoroughly enjoyed reading this chapter, and look forward to chatting about it in a couple of hours!


http://fuze.me/35175582

Comment by Suraj kumar sahu on June 15, 2017 at 7:59am

Hi! Graham E. Lau. The time is totally fine for me.I can join anytime of the week. Thank you.


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Comment by Graham E. Lau on June 15, 2017 at 7:52am

Hi Suraj, that's completely fine. In each discussion we talk about the chapter that we've read and all of our thoughts around that topic, but you can certainly still join us for the chat. Unfortunately, our current meetings times might be a little troublesome for you. We're currently meeting on Sundays at 13:00 Mountain Time (UTC-0600), which is a good bit off from India Time (UTC+0530). However, you're still very welcome. Each time we read a book, we try to do our best to find a time when everyone can meet, so the time and day we're currently using may change for the next book.

Comment by Suraj kumar sahu on June 15, 2017 at 7:32am

Hey there! I am very interested but I missed the last meeting due to the time conversion confusion. I am from India. I have not read the book as I can't find a copy in our library. I am still searching if I can get an ebook. Would it be okay for you guys if I just join and listen to you all?

 
 
 

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Earth in Human Hands

Started by Graham E. Lau. Last reply by Graham E. Lau Nov 4, 2017. 33 Replies

Earth in Human Hands, by David Grinspoon, is up next for the SAGANet Book Club. We'll have…Continue

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Started by Julia DeMarines (Teaspoon). Last reply by Gavriil Michas May 13, 2013. 5 Replies

Welcome to the Book Club Discussion Forum for Cosmos & Culture where we will share our thoughts, and compile a review for this book for the benefit of our community as well as for the authors of…Continue

Tags: culture, cosmos, sagan, book

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