LIT WITS BOOK DISCUSSION
We alternate non-fiction with fiction selections.
Our discussion is on the First Tuesday of the month at 7pm.
Meetings are presently via Zoom
On October 5 we will discuss Brief Answers to the Big Questions by Stephen Hawking. Hawking was working on Brief Answers to the Big Questions when he died last March. To fill the gaps, his publishers decided to draw on Hawking’s “enormous personal archive” of responses he’d given as speeches, interviews, essays and articles to the many questions people had asked him. The book was then completed in collaboration with “his academic colleagues, his family and the Stephen Hawking Estate.” It’s divided into 10 chapters, each posing a different question. Three are open-ended: “What is inside a black hole?”, “How did it all begin?” and “How do we shape the future?”. The other seven are all yes/no questions, such as “Is there a God?”, “Is time travel possible?” and “Will we survive on Earth?”, all of which seduce the reader into thinking there will be easy answers. Except, as you might expect, it’s not that straightforward.
If you’d like a list of our books for the rest of 2021, let us know. If you have any questions or suggestions for Lit Wits, you can get in touch with Jan Clarke (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Mary Parker (email@example.com) if you have any questions. Hope to see you on the first Tuesday.