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marquisedemerteuil's picture

evolution + stuff

a story is non-narrative because it's in print? can't agree with you on that one. a story *is* a narrative, it's written once and doesn't change. is that bad? other people can write other stories. don't criticize stories for being what they are.

actually, i think prof grobstein's idea of evolution is a non-narrative story and the more typical, teleological method is narrative. in the latter, there's the strive for "perfection," so it's a narrative with a small beginning, developping middle, and ultimate end point. in prof grobstein's version, there is no narrative because complex things come out of simple things but simple things remain and there is no endpoint.

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