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Book Group Discussion -- Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed, by Jared Diamond (2011) NOTE NEW DAY AND TIME

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Wednesday, June 19, 2013 - 3:30pm to 5:30pm

Examining selected societies around the world and through time, Jared Diamond identifies a pattern of collapse involving environmental damage, population change, and political choices. Diamond helps us see why some societies fell apart, while others avoided collapse. We might extrapolate some of this information to our own current environmental challenges. This book followed Diamond's Pulitzer Prize-winning Guns, Germs and Steel, which our book group read in April 2012.


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This discussion led me to think that this TED talk could be interesting to you.

Lawrence Lessig: We the People, and the Republic we must reclaim

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One statement made today was that evolution wan not noticeable in human time frames.
Here is an example of an experiment where evolution was seen during the experiment. It was a long experiment tho.


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Ed (Sorry Ed, I do not know your last name) provided an interesting article that can be found at:

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