The ScienceBlogs Book Club

Gearing Up Again

i-7526902b1fe902da9770c43202ea8da4-falseprophets.pngHello everyone,

The ScienceBlogs Book Club is back!

From October 1 through October 10, we’ll be discussing Autism’s False Prophets, by Dr. Paul Offit.

Dr. Offit will be joined on the blog by a panel of experts, and we’re inviting all of you to join in by reading the book at home, and contributing your thoughts, questions, and comments in the ‘comments’ section of the posts. Our panelists will be reading them and responding.

More good news: Columbia University Press is giving away 50 copies of Autism’s False Prophets free to ScienceBlogs Book Club readers.

To get yours, submit your name here. The first 50 names and addresses we receive will be mailed a free book.

We ask only that if you receive a free book, you read it, follow along with the Book Club conversation in early October, and leave at least three comments or questions during the Club.

We’re very glad to be back, and are anticipating a great discussion.

Comments

  1. #1 Blake Stacey
    September 16, 2008

    Woo hoo! I was wondering where youse guys had gone. . . .

  2. #2 Liz Ditz
    September 16, 2008

    I’m in. I’m new to the SciBlog BC, but not to Dr. Offit’s book. I’m writing a long review for one of my grad school (M.Ed.) classes. This gives me a better deadline.

    I’ve been spending a lot of time with chapter 4, particularly on the notion that electronic meetings (as opposed to face-to-face) had a deleterious effect on decision-making.

  3. #3 mandydax
    September 16, 2008

    I was wondering if the BC was going to end up being a one-shot deal. Good to see it coming back. I often see Dr. Offit’s name mentioned in the articles over on Science-Based Medicine about the antivaxxers who still claim that there’s a causal link between vaccines and autism. It’ll be good to get an in depth overview from him on the subject.

  4. #4 patrick
    September 16, 2008

    Great, glad you’re back. I liked the last one.

  5. #5 Jennifer
    September 16, 2008

    I just got notice that my book has shipped today. I’m looking forward to reading it – although I may be compelled to do so in one sitting – and discussing it here.

  6. #6 Aaron Golas
    September 16, 2008

    Splendid! I suppose this means I need to wrap up my current book to clear the way for this one.

  7. #7 Skeptyk
    September 17, 2008

    Yes! I just picked the book up at my local independent bookstore, sat with it at lunch, and my fellow workers were all thrilled to see it. We are probably going to buy a copy for the practice, available to parents/patients (dental).

    This newest antivax wave has a lot of momentum. We are seriously contemplating whether we will have to segregate the unvaxed in a separate waiting room.

  8. #8 Jan Stradowski
    September 18, 2008

    It seems I was too late to get a free copy :-( Anyway, shipping to Poland would take some time… Is it possible to buy this book in an electronic version?

  9. #9 Katherine Sharpe
    September 19, 2008

    I’m so glad to hear that you’re excited.

    Jan, I’m not sure whether an electronic version is available. There is a brief YouTube video of Dr. Offit discussing the book, though.

  10. #10 strech
    September 24, 2008

    Hey, book arrived but I never got an email (Possibly because I used a “+” sign in the address for spam trap purposes; it’s still a valid email but has confused some software in the past).

    Anyway, I’ll be sure to read it in time for the book club.

  11. #11 Lab Cat
    September 25, 2008

    My book arrived unexpectedly as I also did not get an email. I am very excited to be reading this book and see what other people think about it.

    I must finish two other books first.

  12. #12 mollishka
    September 25, 2008

    Whooo! I just got it in the mail today. I had no idea for the first hour or so why I was getting this random book I had vaguely heard of but couldn’t remember where from ….. looking forward to reading it!

  13. #13 ted cook
    September 26, 2008

    Mark another down for no email, but book received.

    I’m excited to even read a nice hardcover book with that fresh off the press smell. It’s been the library and used book store for me as of late. This is like your lover wearing an exciting new fragrance.

  14. #14 Virginia S
    September 30, 2008

    Hi

    I also didn’t get an email but did get a copy of the book. Can you let me know when the discussion blogs will be taking place?

  15. #15 Ms. Clark
    October 1, 2008

    Hey! can we start at midnight plus one minute? :-)

  16. #16 kassiane
    October 1, 2008

    I got a book and no email too. Seriously, BEST DAY EVER.

  17. #17 NYmaxwell
    October 1, 2008

    Same here. No email; wonderful surprise in mail! Thanks.

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    January 19, 2009
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  20. #20 sohbet
    March 18, 2009

    Kim demiş yaşlı insanlar teknolojiden anlamaz diye? Ivy Bean ile tanışın; kendisi tam 102 yaşında ve bir Facebook profili, hatta kendisiyle ilgili bir fan sayfası var. Her yaştan 4854 arkadaşı bulunan Ivy’nin popülaritesi inanılmaz bir hızla artıyor. İlk başta sadece 9 arkadaşı bulunan Ivy Bean, bu hoş haliyle çeşitli sitelerde haber başlığı olarak geçince, doğal olarak çevresi de genişledi. Kendisini daha yakından tanımak için, adına açılan ve hayran mesa

  21. #21 sohbet
    March 31, 2009

    Thanks

  22. #22 film izle
    September 26, 2010

    We ask only that if you receive a free book, you read it, follow along with the Book Club conversation in early October, and leave at least three comments or questions during the Club.

  23. #23 su
    December 1, 2010

    My book arrived unexpectedly as I also did not get an email. I am very excited to be reading this book and see what other people think about it.

    I must finish two other books first…

  24. #24 düzce haber
    December 15, 2010

    My book arrived unexpectedly as I also did not get an email. I am very excited to be reading this book and see what other people think about it.

    I must finish two other books first…

  25. #25 alongador peniano
    May 5, 2011

    Hey! can we start at midnight plus two minutes? :-)

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