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A Creative Conversation Between Three Texts

Audrey Johnston
Evolution/Stories/Diversity
Professor Dalke & Professor Grobstein
Web Project #4


A Creative Conversation Between Three Texts

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The Expanding Presence of Film in Education

Audrey Johnston
Evolution/Stories/Diversity
Professor Dalke & Professor Grobstein
Web Project #3
April 15, 2011

The Expanding Presence of Film In Education

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Music of Evolution: Natural Selection and Jazz Improvisation

           In Darwin’s Dangerous Idea, Daniel C.Dennett uses the concept of an algorithm to shed light on Darwin’s theory of Natural Selection. According to Dennett, evolutionary change as a result of random variation and differential reproductive success can be understood as a “formal process that can be counted on – logically – to yield a certain result whenever it is ‘run’ or instantiated.” (Dennett, 50). The three defining elements of an algorithm fulfill the : substrate neutrality, underlying mindlessness, and guaranteed results. Viewing seemingly complex biological phenomena through such a formulaic lens can be intriguing or frightening depending on one’s frame of mind.

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Rhetorical Landscape In The Origin of Species

 Audrey Johnston

Evolution/Stories/Diversity

Professor Grobstein and Professor Dalke

Bryn Mawr, Spring 2011

Web Project #1

2/11/11

 

            Rhetorical Landscape In The Origin of Species

 

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