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Hello, Everyone! My name is Rachel and I am a Senior History of Art Major, here at Bryn Mawr.  I am an English minor and have an unofficial concentration in Gender and Sexuality Studies. I am from Seattle, WA. I think that the intersection of evolution and stories is both interesting and an important thing to look at and study.  I certainly tend to look at things more along the creative side of things, so I many times wonder about how the way stories of evolution or other scientific theories are presented to us effects the way we react or accept them, which is essentially one of my questions: How much do the way things are written about influnece the way we recieve/precieve them?  I think that my interest in the topics of the course may also come from a place of not personally liking change very much, but as Professor Grobstein was talking about on Tuesday, we are constantly in change, never in staisis.  I think that looking at this constant change and acknowledging it is one of the ways we learn to process and deal with it. My other questions include: "How does the story of evolution (as in the way it has been written about) contribute to the evolution of literature?" and "How does the concept of evolution (as in the theories in general) influence the process and change of literature?" 

I'm looking forward to continuing this conversation with you all! 


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