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Week 2 Evolution

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In our group discussion on Thursday, we discussed what our initial reactions to Darwin were and whether or not it was beneficial to read with our own personal bias.  I find that in order to understand a text, it is essential to bring some part of yourself into the text.  We are all very different individuals that may or may not comprehend one another, especially through the written word.  In the case that we do not comprehend one another, in this case through text, it is extremely beneficial to bring yourself into the text in order to understand it.  Not only may we understand what the writer meant to say more clearly, we would also begin to create new observations.  This would lead to a further, more personal understanding of the text and it brings you, as a reader and a person, closer to the writing and the writer. 

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