Origin of Mankind Analytical Essay by ABCs

Origin of Mankind
A narrative and conversation regarding the theories of evolution.
# 111293 | 2,720 words | 1 source | MLA | 2009 | US
Published on Jan 16, 2009 in Philosophy (Metaphysics) , Anthropology (General)

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The paper discusses the two main sides of the human evolution argument between creationists and evolutionary scientists. The former feel that God is responsible for the creation of human life on this planet. The paper notes that the scientists' theory of evolution is that man evolved over millions of years, and is thus a product of nature, rather than divine intervention. The paper explores the argument put forth by Misia Landau in her essay "Human Evolution as Narrative." The paper explains Landau's point of view on the human evolution debates. Then, in order to put some of Landau's ideas to test, the paper engages in a critical dialogue on the human evolution debates.

The Scientist and the Creationist
The Animal Liberation Activist
The Hollywood Producer

From the Paper:

"Landau begins by distinguishing between the structuralist approach to narrative and the hermeneutical approach. She first identifies similarities between structuralism and hermeneutics. Chief among these is the fact that both of the concepts "treat literature as a cultural system that is governed by a set of conventions and codes". How the two approaches differ is in the way they conceive of a literary system and the treatment of each text that results from that paradigm. Structuralism takes all the standard literary features of a text (i.e. plot, character, etc.) and tries to develop a system of classification and description out of those features. "

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Landau, Misia. "Human Evolution as Narrative." American Scientist, Vol. 72.

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