Category Archives: the origin of species

Evolution in Art?

Last night around midnight, a friend and I went for a walk through Vanderbilt’s campus with the intention of examining some of Vandy’s infamous statues. I typically rush past these art works on my way to coffee classes and meetings, so with our lei… Continue reading

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Webs, Ethics, and the Darwinian Chains that Bind

Upon meeting Clara Talboys, Mary Elizabeth Braddon’s Robert Audley muses on the “essentially accidental” nature of happiness. Likening such chance to the irregular migration patterns of a bird, he chooses marriage as the central subject of this u… Continue reading

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