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Homo Deus: Introduce Yourself

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1lorannen
Edited: Jul 25, 2017, 12:19am Top

Thinking about joining us for August's OLOB read of Homo Deus? Chime in here, if you like.

You can also see the blog post announcing the group read here.

2jjvors
Jul 24, 2017, 11:50pm Top

Got this. Will read it soon. Is there a deadline?

I'm Andy Zach, a comic paranormal animal author of "Zombie Turkeys" and "My Undead Mother-in-law"

3lorannen
Edited: Jul 24, 2017, 11:59pm Top

>2 jjvors: As mentioned on the Group page and blog post, discussion will kick off on August 21st, and we'll be discussing the whole book, so, if you want to consider that a deadline for having completed reading, that's it! However, anyone is welcome to join the discussion, whether they've finished reading the book or not.

4sarahemmm
Jul 25, 2017, 10:13am Top

Hi, I'm Sarah, from Norwich in the UK. My friend lent me this book, and I have read the Introduction, but have been putting off getting stuck in. I hope the group read will give me some impetus ;)

5DarkRadiance
Jul 25, 2017, 5:43pm Top

I am Jeff an MLIS graduate and bibliophile.
I am about halfway through this book. Although I did not read Sapiens, I have found this one an interesting read so far.

6timspalding
Aug 1, 2017, 1:25am Top

Hey. I'll be joining in. I'm listening to the audiobook. I'm only an hour or two in so far.

I read Sapiens and enjoyed the first half enormously. The second half flagged, and his relentless generalizing about topics he's almost aggressively ignorant about (e.g., religion, philosophy) turned me off and I eventually dropped it.

7kristilabrie
Aug 9, 2017, 1:23pm Top

I'm joining in, and am over 100 pages (can't remember exactly) in so far. Definitely writing notes to remember some of my arguments thus far, this should be interesting...

8Forthwith
Aug 11, 2017, 3:39pm Top

I have this on audio and will step up the listening. I usually post on the Folio Society Devotees and the 75 Books to Read in 2017 pages.
I previously listened to his earlier book and found it boring and trivial. Maybe this is better.

9jeshakespeare
Aug 14, 2017, 8:43am Top

Hi! As usual, I am going to read the book. I just put it on hold at the library so hopefully I get it done this month.
If I do anything beyond reading it, it will be to write a review. I never do very well trying to follow discussions.

10anamorfo
Aug 15, 2017, 5:54am Top

Sono italiano e proverò a partecipare nella mia lingua, spero non sia un problema. Sto leggendo il libro in Libreria, con molto interesse. Spero di trovare interessante anche la discussione e mi piace molto l'idea di poter avere uno scambio con lettori di tutto il mondo. Grazie

11EMS_24
Aug 15, 2017, 11:26am Top

translation of >11 EMS_24: by google, so not everyone has to check...

'I am Italian and I will try to participate in my language, I hope it is not a problem. I'm reading the book in the Library, with great interest. I hope to find the discussion interesting and I really enjoy the idea of ​​having an exchange with readers all over the world. Thank you'

12dottiekimr
Aug 18, 2017, 7:18pm Top

Hi, I'm Dottie. I have read (actually listened to) the book and mentioned to a friend that I would really like to have or be involved in, a more in depth discussion about the book. She suggested I look for discussion groups on line, and I found this website. Excited to be involved on this forum to discuss this book.

13lorannen
Edited: Aug 21, 2017, 9:08am Top

Welcome, everyone! I hope you've all enjoyed reading. Discussion officially kicks off today, and I've already posted some questions. Head over to the main group page to see and respond to them.

Feel free to post your own, too!

14iriscog
Aug 21, 2017, 9:21am Top

Hi. I am Iris. I love the use of evolutionary theory to explain culture. Yuval is an extraordinary writer, erudit in many disciplines, and able to explain current underdtanding of human cognition in simpler ways.
I am happy I found a group to share this book.

15juglicerr
Aug 21, 2017, 1:52pm Top

I'm Beth. I am very interested in evolution, and I am also an atheist, although I was brought up going to church. When I was growing up, I was born in 1953, psychology argued that all of human personality was nurture, there were no human instincts, animals couldn't learn and had no emotions. Bad mothering caused everything from colic to schizophrenia. I thought it was nonsense, and I am happy to be leaving it behind.

16Brigunath
Aug 22, 2017, 2:15pm Top

Hi, I'm Brigunath. I ordered the book from the library and have dipped into it sufficiently to get the drift of the author's atheistic worldview. Although I don't subscribe to his main arguments/assertions, I was nevertheless interested to see what he had to say about humanism.

17termis
Aug 23, 2017, 1:40pm Top

Hi.. I'm bettie..I just read about this discussion group today . Have already begun the book so hope I will be able to join in. Already read Homo Sapiens. I find his points of view interesting . Am an atheist.

18ChristyDrewry
Aug 24, 2017, 5:15am Top

Hi there. Thank you for doing non-fiction! I can't wait to find and read this book, and then be able to discuss it with other readers. ==Christy

19beata
Aug 24, 2017, 10:37am Top

Hello, I am half way through the book. My husband bought it and recommended it to me and my book club ladies. I am a public librarian from Central Coast California, originally from Poland. Ordered many copies in different formats for patrons, all circulate well. Excited about the book and the discussion on LT.

20KatHoagland
Aug 24, 2017, 11:33am Top

I'm Kat. I'm almost done with the this book. I read most of it while on vacation and I have to say it's been a bit life changing. I look forward to discussing it in depth with all of you. My feeling as I read was "okay so life is empty and meaningless....what do I do now?" I had a moment of despair. This turned into a great feeling of empowerment. This book has changed the way I see EVERYTHING.

21donpoling
Aug 29, 2017, 3:25pm Top

Interesting book despite the fact that it ignores the fact that because of climate change we're doomed as a species.

22donpoling
Aug 29, 2017, 3:29pm Top

Also an atheist as was my father, although I grew up in the Methodist Church. Yuppers to all that nonsense about humans lacking pre-programming. We're stuck with a kind of herd instinct that makes us vulnerable to total allegiance to ideas that define the herd. We are better off when we are taught that truth based on facts is a better route to survival.

23Philogos
Aug 29, 2017, 6:38pm Top

Hi, I was given the book by my daughter because I enjoyed Sapiens. Found it hard to put down and very interesting although, as I've said elsewhere, it covers a lot of the same ground as Sapiens.

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