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Archer Book Club: November 2020

Welcome to the Archer Book Club, or the ABC!

Selection of the Month

  • Good natured the origins of right and wrong in humans and other animals by Frans de Waal
  • Meeting Day: Wednesday November 18th
  • Time: 12pm - 1pm (Canada Central Standard Time)

Discussion Points

The following conversation points will be used as basic prompts for discussion, food for thought, etc.

  • What is the central idea discussed in the book? What issues or ideas does the author explore? Are they personal, sociological, global, political, economic, spiritual, medical, or scientific?
  • Do the issues affect your life? How so—directly,on a daily basis, or more generally? Now or sometime in the future?
  • What are the implications for the future? Are there long- or short-term consequences to the issues raised in the book? Are they positive or negative...affirming or frightening?
  • How controversial are the issues raised in the book? Who is aligned on which sides of the issues? Where do you fall in that line-up?
  • Talk about specific passages that struck you as significant—or interesting, profound, amusing, illuminating, disturbing, sad...? What was memorable?

Adapted from Generic Nonfiction Questions

Further Reading and Materials

Zoom Meeting Information

Zoom information will be provided closer to the planned meeting: 12:00pm-1:00pm, November 18, 2020.