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Evolution Of A Species (photo: Mark Sloan)


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Evolution Of A Species Unpacked (Photo: Mark Sloan)
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Evolution of a species detail (photo: Junius)


Variations of the the Buckeye butterfly species


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The Society of Mind by Marvin Minsky


The Society of Mind, specifically page 236, is quoted directly on this piece of artwork. It’s main point is describing how we use language to communicate ideas, how our thoughts are an integral part of what we say, and how language is a limiting factor as well as a helpful process of getting other people thinking in the same setting that we are, creating culture. The quote is “surely many of our most effective thinking methods scarcely engage language at all.”
Book found from: http://books.google.com/books?id=bLDLllfRpdkC&pg=RA1-PA236&lpg=RA1-PA236&dq=surely+many+of+our+most+effective+thinking+methods+scarcely+engage+language+at+all&source=bl&ots=JBZD2eZVWl&sig=-One4sN568ag06cTASH2_MZ-3Lg&hl=en&ei=xxVZS9qDNNOWtgeVzbC0BA&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=1&ved=0CAcQ6AEwAA#v=onepage&q=man%20alone%20has%20deveopled%20the%20private%20use%20of%20of%20lanuage%20to%20manipulate%20ideas%20in%20hes%20head%20&f=false

Other Quotes Found on This Artwork
"A desire of knowledge is inherent in human nature,”
“Man alone has developed the private use of language to manipulate ideas in hais head.
“It is only natural that a man who has work to do should be interested in knowing:
What he has to do:
Why he is to do it:
How he is to do it:”
“Whenever possible, logical constructions are to be substituted for informed entities.”
“Very many of the species I hone duplicates to offer in exchange.”

Evolution

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In biology, evolution is change in the genetic material of a population of organisms through successive generations. Although the changes produced in a single generation are normally small, the accumulation of these differences over time can cause substantial changes in a population, a process that can result in the emergence of new species. Similarities among species suggest that all known species descended from a common ancestor (or ancestral gene pool) through this process of gradual divergence.

While various religions and denominations have reconciled their beliefs with evolution through concepts such as theistic evolution, there are creationists who believe that evolution is contradicted by the creation myths found in their respective religions and who raise various objections to evolution.As had been demonstrated by responses to the publication of Vestiges of the Natural History of Creation in 1844, the most controversial aspect of evolutionary biology is the implication of human evolution that human mental and moral faculties, which had been thought purely spiritual, are not distinctly separated from those of other animals. In some countries—notably the United States—these tensions between science and religion have fueled the current creation-evolution controversy, a religious conflict focusing on politics and public education.While other scientific fields such as cosmologyand earth science also
conflict with literal interpretations of many religious texts, evolutionary biology experiences significantly more opposition from religious literalists.

Source of Text: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Evolution#Social_and_cultural_responses

Origin of a Species

link to the book Origin of a Species by Charles Darwin:
http://www.literature.org/authors/darwin-charles/the-origin-of-species/