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Overall I would say that the draft does an excellent cohesive job in pulling together all of the points that we have discussed throughout the semester. For those that have been unable to participate in the Emergence course as of yet, I imagine this piece to be very thought-provoking and may even, in the future, serve to bolster further interest in the course and greater emerging field. However, for those like myself, who have spent a semester considering many of the points present in it, the essay does not appear to present anything new (or, at least, a more clear jumping off point for further inquiry). Yes, the field is constantly emerging in all directions; nonetheless, I thought I would have come out of this philosophical 'struggle between the narrow/broad approaches of science with a more definitive heading. The final concluding statements really echo this lingering uncertainty, which I think is entirely realistic and indicative of our findings throughout the semester.


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