[Hac-announce] March 2021 Book Discussion: "Blueprint" by Nicholas Christakis

kvngough at aol.com kvngough at aol.com
Thu Feb 25 09:43:36 EST 2021

Our book for March is Blueprint: The Evolutionary Origins of a Good Society by Yale sociologist Nicholas Christakis. The discussion will take place Saturday, March 20, 2021 at 2:30 pm via Zoom.

>From Amazon:
For too long, scientists have focused on the dark side of our biological heritage: our capacity for aggression, cruelty, prejudice, and self-interest. But natural selection has given us a suite of beneficial social features, including our capacity for love, friendship, cooperation, and learning. Beneath all of our inventions – our tools, farms, machines, cities, nations – we carry with us innate proclivities to make a good society.
In Blueprint, Nicholas A. Christakis introduces the compelling idea that our genes affect not only our bodies and behaviors, but also the ways in which we make societies, ones that are surprisingly similar worldwide.*
“As he explores human nature and its possibilities, the author touches on all sorts of fascinating anthropological matters, such as the evolution of monogamy and the relative friendliness of affluent vs. working-class people. A refreshingly optimistic view of our kind.” – Kirkus Reviews
The book discussion is a virtual event using the Zoom platform:
1) If you have signed up for the discussion on Meetup, you have access to the Zoom link for the meeting.
2) If you are not a 'regular' attendee and have not signed up for the discussion on Meetup but plan on attending, please send us an e-mail (kvngough at aol.com) and we will send you an invitation to the meeting.
Here is a link to a short video that discusses how to join a Zoom meeting: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362193-How-Do-I-Join-A-Meeting-?zcid=1588
Hope you and your family are safe and well,
Kevin (& Paula)
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