**There is no slide deck for today.
We started out by discussing Maslow a bit more. Our conversation focused on the Joe DeSena article and questions including: Do you agree or disagree with Joe DeSena? Even if we disagree with parts of Maslow, is it helpful in understanding people's motivations?
Re: DeSena - interestingly the idea was brought up that trying to "go back down" the pyramid, as DeSena talks about, isn't really the same as actually being at the bottom. Choosing the fast for a day is NOT the same as not knowing where your next meal will come from.
After Maslow, we moved on to Guns, Germs, & Steel and students read excerpts from Jared Diamond's theory (available in the files section). Due Tomorrow: Students were asked to summarize Diamond's thesis in a couple of sentences.