Evolit: Week 3--Darwin's story and story telling
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, how are you currently thinking about Darwin as an empiricist? as a story teller? Was Darwin a foundationalist or a non-foundationalist? Is Origin of Species fiction or non-fiction? What new problems did it create (eg do people matter after they give birth? can uniformitarianism account for all aspects of biological evolution)?