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Thoughts on week 2

the.believer's picture

Did Darwin want a particular response from his readers? The point to publishing a work is to have the author's voice reach the audience and in Darwin's case, his voice was heard far and wide. What makes his story so compelling is its controversy. Both Darwin's supporters and challengers contribute to his fame and to the story of evolution. As briefly mentioned during class, the Scopes Trial occurred nearly 70 years after Darwin's publication and has heightened the controversy between creation and evolution. I sat in class wondering... will there ever be a story told that can reconcile these differences - say the story of stories where the resolution brings the two together in harmony. If such a story exists, is this the story that Darwin never finished? 








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