go back and "tag" your paper
"Evolution and Literature Web Paper 1");
also review formatting, naming, etc.
Our on-line comments:
not what we think of your paper,
but what the papers make us think of
(not evaluation, but generation)
Having our 'Crack' Cake and Eating it, Too
This week's challenge was provided by Lucie: 
similarities and differences
between science and religion. 
Keely provided the image: 
And the rest of us provided the commentary,
including pleas not to dismiss religious ways of knowing:
Keely: I do think religion and science are different, but I also don't think it is necessary to choose. I'm not sure why people think that science requires giving up other parts of one's life...why science can't overlap with other parts of life.
Laura: What bothered me was the inability of others to be tolerant of other stories. Why is there even a question of coexistance of stories? Does my belief in one idea really bother you that much?...maybe you need to find a better story for yourself.
There were a striking number of meditations about the intersecting histories of science and religion:
Jackie M: science and religion had a common ancestor and endured a 'speciation event'...I don't think that religion should be considered older than science....science was a lifestyle, and those who fulfilled this lifestyle were able to yield descendents more suited to make the necessary observations....and question them too!...thus religion...was created....So temporally-speaking, science and religion seem really difficult to separate. I do think that scientific phenomena have led to religious inquiry, and that religious ideas have led to scientific curiosity/discovery.
Adele described the same "loop": I believe that people created religion in order to explain the questions that they did not have any answers to...Science is correcting the former theories of religion
several of you saw an evolutionary relation
between science and religion:
Rica: it could be a possible to say that science may be considered a type of religion...one of the main functions of religion is to provide people with an answer for their being, their existence...to provide guidance on how one should journey though life. Science does suggest a life of curiosity, observation, and testing.
Katie: I think that a similarity between science and religion is that they both require this dynamic-- to learn something, to question further, to learn something new, and to continue the process. I also think that they are often taught in a flawed, simplified way-- that children are first taught to believe and not to question, which is bad science and bad religion.
but how to balance the need for newness
w/ the need for predictability?
If you're interested in exploring these questions further
come on Monday @ 7 p.m. to the Multicultural Center
for the next Cafe Scientifique 
What dangerous ideas might Dennett have about Darwin's dangerous ideas....? How about our moving on from biological evolution to some, um....meaning, culture and aesthetics ?