Monthly Archives: May 2014

Why Darwin Couldn’t Rely On Aristotle

        Before developing his theory of variation and natural selection, Darwin confronted a crippling grammatical problem in the work of the naturalists of his day.  Individual races of animals were designated as both ‘species’ and ‘variation’ by contemporary naturalists, sometimes even by a single researcher at different points of his career.  The […]

How Branding Is Like Reading, Writing, Listening, and Speaking

Any one of you who has described St. John’s to someone who isn’t a part of the College has been asked this question: “So what are you going to do with that kind of education?” The answer that the College’s communications (brochures, pamphlets, etc.) seems to give is: “Anything.” Since this answer doesn’t really give […]

Ease The Writing Process By Learning To Write Sentences

We take it for granted that the great books are worth being understood. That’s why were here. Thus, we take it upon ourselves as readers to put our prejudices aside in order to study what each author has to say. We’re willing to put in the hard work necessary to understand the books as best […]