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Week One Reaction

alexandrakg's picture

 Thursday's class brought up some interesting points.  I liked the idea of evolution being a story which explains the past.  Science is not an absolute, and nothing in it is true.  As Einstein said, everything is relative, and how Darwin perceived history is not necessarily how anyone else would.  I am not a science major, but science interests me because it can be both imaginative and logical.  Literature does not necessarily need to be logical, it just needs to be imaginative.  Science, in a way, is applying stories to real life and seeing if a particular story actually works.  Darwin's theory of evolution can apply to science, too.  Evolution is not what works best, but just what works.  Newton's laws worked at the time, but they weren't perfect.  So much improvement came from them, though, and eventually science progressed to something better and so on.

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