The Story of Evolution: Web Papers 1

These are the first webpapers to emerge from The Story of Evolution and the Evolution of Stories, a course offered at Bryn Mawr College in Spring 2009. One month into the semester, students are thinking through some of the problems that have been raised in their minds by our discussion of biological evolution.

Take a look around, and feel warmly welcome to respond in the comment area available at the end of each paper. What strikes, intrigues, puzzles you...what, among your reactions, might be of interest or use to the writer, or others in the class, or others who--exploring the internet--might be in search of a thoughtful conversation about evolution and literature?

amirbeyNatural selection among humans.
amoskowiOf Something Done, I Know Not Where- reconciling evolution and intelligent design
Anisha ChirmuleThe Evolution of Natural Selection
aseidman"Darwin's Literary Voice"
aybala50Evolution Before Culture Took Over
ccricharThe Evolution of Species in Relation to Technology in the 21st Century
dshaninPerfection of the Fittest
eawhiteA Continuation of the Story of Evolution
eglaserDarwin as Prophet
enewbernEmpiricism: Was it Darwin's scientific methodology?
eoleckiSurprising Similarities
epeck01Mankind's Influence on Evolution
fquadriEvolution Can Be Skin Deep: Biological Evolution in Humans
Hilary McGowanSurvival of the Origins
ibarkasThe Evolution of Scientific Writing-Was Darwin a Poet?
Jackie MaranoOn the Origin of A Combination Legacy: Why Darwin is Forever
jaferrScience as Story: Letting Go of Unquestioning Belief
jrlewisBelief and Skepticism
kapelianEvolution & Stories #1
kbrandallThe Origin of One or Several Species
kcofrinshaDarwin and Slavery
kgouldDarwin, Menopause, and Humans
L.Kelly-BowditchThe Story of the MCAS and Standardized Learning
lewilliamsPoetry and Science: Fundamentally the Same
Lisa B.The Origin of Instinct: How Darwin solved the greatest conceptual challenge of evolutionary theory
lparrishAre Humans Hurting Their Chances of Evolving by Helping One Another?
LS2Darwin's Freakish Aversion to Abnormalities
MarinaThe Struggle For Existence: Essentialism or Existentialism
mcurrieWhat Support?
merlinIs Storytelling Adaptive?
mfraderaDarwin, the writer.
Rachel TownsendOn Homosexuality
Rica Dela CruzThe Continuing Evolution of Man
rmehtaDarwin in the classroom
seliasApplying Darwin Beyond the Physical
skhemkaEVOLUTION UNLEASHED
SophiaolenderHow We Made the World What We Wanted It to Be
sustainablephilosopherCool Narrative; Cruel Metaphor?
Tara RajuDarwin: The Philosopher?
unidentifiedflyingobjectA discussion of perfection in Origin of Species