We’ll be discussing: Are We Smart Enough to Know How Smart Animals Are? By Frans de Waal
“Humans are a strange lot,” writes venerable primatologist de Waal. “We have the power to analyze and explore the world around us, yet panic as soon as the evidence threatens to violate our expectations.” And a growing body of evidence does threaten what we thought we knew about animal cognition. With wit and heart, de Waal uses examples from decades of his own research as well as others’ work to make the case for different types of intelligence in all corners of the animal kingdom.
Come with a few thoughts/ideas about the book to discuss!
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About the Venue
For this month’s book club we’ll be hosting it at the Sacramento Reason Center (http://www.reasoncenter.org/). A price of $1.00 per person is strongly suggested (but don’t let the high price discourage you from attending, we’ll figure out how to pay for everyone attending)
About the Book Club
• We’re glad to have you join us – if you hate the book, love the book, or even didn’t finish the book. If you’re a newcomer, get a head start on the book for next month by looking at the monthly lineup (https://www.meetup.com/SacFAN/messages/boards/thread/51833598#131547202)!
Reason Center is committed to the promotion of critical thinking and secular values. In partnership with other secular groups and organizations, it hosts knowledgeable and engaging speakers discussing a wide range of related topics.