Let's Talk About It

Let's Talk About It
Saturday, April 14, 2018 - 10:00am
For Adults

Let's Talk About It: The Humanity of Science and Technology
Saturdays at 10:00 am

These books explore the what ifs, the whys and why nots of science and technology from a humanities perspective. The authors, many of whom are renowned scientists, consider the personal, social, environmental, and ethical implications of their laboratory or field work. Spanning topics from proto-human remains to time machines to i-Pads, the readings are sure to spark interesting discussions of how science and technology affect our quality of life and our understanding of what it means to be human. (Chuck Guilford, Author, Ret. Lit. Prof., BSU)

Since 1985, Let’s Talk About It has been bringing adult reading discussion groups together with humanities scholars in Idaho’s public libraries to discuss fine literature. The presentation by and interaction with a program scholar is what sets these discussions apart from traditional book clubs and discussions.

March 10
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
by Rebecca Skloot
Scholar: Jennifer Black

April 14
The Botany of Desire: A Plant's-Eye View of the World
by Michael Pollan
Scholar: Carrie Seymour

May 12
The Shallows: What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains
by Nicholas Carr
Scholar: Jennifer Black