Wednesday, 28 May 2008

border crossings

A biology prof, David Sloan Wilson, author of Evolution for Everyone (left) and an English prof, Leslie Heywood, have created a new course that combines the two cultures:

'The students would be introduced to basic scientific tools like statistics and experimental design and to liberal arts staples like the importance of analyzing specific texts or documents closely, identifying their animating ideas and comparing them with the texts of other times'.

Another English prof, George Levine, author of Darwin Loves You, says:

'There is a kind of basic illiteracy on both sides and I find it a thrilling idea that people might be made to take pleasure in crossing the border.'

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