This week, we finish our discussion of Some Assembly Required by Neil Shubin.
How did you like the book?
What was a new thing you learned?
Would you recommend it to a friend?
And then for some logistical stuff:
What kind of books would you like to see in the next vote?
All the book club lurkers, you having a good time? No need to comment, just fave the post if you’re all good.
In a week I’ll send out the vote on the next round of books!
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Found the book so-so. Liked parts of it, but never really got into it. I did enjoy when the author wrote about his own personal experiences like getting caught in that summer blizzard and eventually finding himself at the summit of Mount Ritchie.
This was a fun book. I feel like he covered a lot of ground without really feeling like it. My big takeaway was that evolution isn't as efficient as I often think. The most interesting bit of information/trivia that I learned is that some of our fundamental features as humans probably came about because some animal caught a virus way back on the evolutionary chain. I would recommend it to anyone interested in sciencey books.
This book gives good reasons for long scientific studies. Not sure I ever understood the benefits as a non-scientist until reading about all the historical findings included by the author. I would definitely recommend this book!
I loved this one! Really didn’t go in with any expectations but I had a great time on the ride. I really like this genre of books that is both about science but also about the history of science, it helps to place how our understanding of the world was a gradual, incremental process earned only with years toiling in a room that smells like rotting banana.
Waiting for the next book vote !
Hmm just discovered this theme/thread. I'm late to the party but I think I might read the book even though all the wine and snacks have been polished off.