Evolit: Week 2--First Reactions?
Anne and I are glad you're here, to share thoughts about the story of
evolution and the evolution of stories. This isn't a place for polished
writing or final words. It's a place for thoughts in progress:
questions, ideas you had before, in or after class, things you've heard
or read or seen that you think others might find interesting. Think of
it as a public conversation, a place to put things from your mind or brain
that others might find useful and to find things from others (in our
class and elsewhere) that you might find useful. And a place we can
always go back to to see what we were thinking before and how our class
conversations have affected that. We are looking forward to seeing where we
go, and hoping you are too.
As always, you're free to write about whatever you thought about this week. But if you need something to get you started, what are your first reactions to reading Darwin's Origin of Species? to the idea that it is an example of a "work in progress"? to the notion that it responds to earlier "foundational non-narrative" stories about natural history with a "narrative" story that at least contains the seeds to a "non-foundational narrative" story?