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Making a good story: "De-Evolution"

ckosarek's picture

 In 2008, Korn put out a music video that staged an argument for "de-evolution." In light of our discussion in today's class, I think that even in the context of having new "scientific" observations, it is still possible to create an argument - or story - for or against any possible position on an issue. I'm wondering if Darwin had been a religious fanatic (or less science-minded, or whatever) if he could have reconciled his observations in another (maybe even contrary) argument to the one that he poses in Origin. It's clear that observations and facts mean nothing unless they are framed by a story, and that since they mean nothing without framing, all science stories are inherently subjective to some degree. 


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