Great Books Discussion Group meets on the 4th Sunday of the month from 1-3pm at the Cafe Ventana (3919 West Pine -intersection of West Pine and Vandeventer). The group is using the collection Introduction to Great Books, First Series, which can be ordered through the Great Books Foundation Site (http://www.greatbooks.org ). As of Jan. 2014 we will be into volume 2 of this collection.
The name Charles Darwin has become synonymous with the basic concepts of biological evolution by natural selection. His ideas were debated at the time he published On the Origin of Species and the Descent of Man in 1859. Even today people who have never read his works hold strong opinions about his ideas. We will be examining an excerpt from The Origin of Species, the section entitled â€œThe Moral Sense of Man and the Lower Animals,â€ to determine what his actual words might mean to us and our understanding of ourselves and others. Mike Nolan will be taking the lead for this session. (Sign-Up in Fellowship Hall if you would like more information.)