The first writing assignment is the 2004 National Geographic article “Was Darwin Wrong?” by David Quammen (see link below). Please read the article and write a 3-4 page paper (double-spaced, 10-12 pt font, 1000-1500 words) for submission. Each paper should consist primarily of a very detailed review of the article (use the first 2 1/2 to 3 1/2 pages to tell me what the article was about), with a short discussion section at the end (last 1/2 page). Do not cut-n-paste from the text or other sources, and do not include quotations from the article.
For the discussion section, pick out and discuss some aspect of the article that you found to be the most interesting, surprising, and/or problematic. Please discuss why this topic was noteworthy to you. Feel free to express your personal opinions, including agreement or disagreement with Quammen’s arguments (and your reasoning behind these stances).