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Evolution and Literature Web Paper 4

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The Purpose of Storytelling - The Evolution of a Viewpoint

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The Story of Evolution and the Evolution of Stories: Charter School Edition

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The Emergence and Evolution of Belief, Religion, and the Concept of God Pt II

I say to mankind, Be not curious about God.

For I, who am curious about each, am not curious about God

… I hear and behold God in every object, yet understand God not in the least. ­

– Walt Whitman (“Song of Myself”)


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The act of confession in literature

“Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed.” (James 5:16)

“It is the confession, not the priest, that gives us absolution.”
Oscar Wilde

Charles Darwin begins his famous On the Origin of Species with a confession. After relating some details of his early journey on the H.M.S. Beagle, he explains that questions he asked during his trip accumulated into “a sketch of the conclusions” that he now presents in this volume (95). He writes, “I hope that I may be excused for entering on these personal details, as I give them to show that I have not been hasty in coming to a decision” (95).

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Does Evolution Come From Art?

“As the evolution of knowledge proceeds by truer and more necessary knowledge dislodging and replacing what is mistaken and unnecessary, so the evolution of feeling proceeds through art, -feelings less kind and less needful for the well-being of mankind are replaced by others kinder and more needful for that end. That is the purpose of art.”
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My Own Odyssey


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What Matters

Abby Moskowitz
Prof. Anne Dalke
The Story of Evolution and the Evolution of Stories

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How Harry Potter Simulated the Process and Rewards of Successful Literary Analysis and Reveals what Warrants the Status of “Canon”

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Meaning by Association

Meaning by Association (Quotes and Notes)

by Katie Randall

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Creativity As A Product of Necessity: Through the Lens of Medicine and Ballet

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