Discussion: Bonk by Mary Roach

Posted by Makyo on Sep 14, 2013

Yay marfs! In July we read Bonk: The Curious Coupling of Science and Sex by Mary Roach, an exploration into the way sex is studied and some of the results.

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If you have finished the book by the time the discussion starts, feel free to join us in the hangout!  If you do not want to join in on the discussion on the video call but would still like to join in the discussion overall, you may do so by mentioning @bookmarfs on twitter, commenting here, or joining the #bookmarfs IRC channel on Anthrochat or Furnet.  Remember, we’ll be talking about the book from start to finish, so it will be hard to avoid spoilers; just something to keep in mind! Hangout tips:

  • If you’re not talking, it’s a good idea to mute yourself.  You can click on the microphone in the upper left corner, or hit Ctrl+d
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New things for this hangout:

  • We’ll be trying to limit the length of the discussion to 45-60 minutes this time around.
  • We’ll still be following the rubric posted here, but will be aiming to maintain a fairly positive discussion; discussing the problems with the text is fine, but we’re all here to have a good time!

Hope to see you today!