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How is the culture of salmon fly-tying connected to the struggle for authenticity?

Students should be able to identify and discuss how the culture of salmon fly-tying creates an ethos in which only original materials are of value and where those materials are also status symbols. They may choose to quote Dr. Prum who connects the search for authenticity with the search for meaning.

According to the evidence in The Feather Thief, does Edwin Rist suffer from Aspergers Syndrome? Argue both for and against.

Students should be able to summarize and presents both sides of the argument on whether or not Rist has Aspergers syndrome. Arguments for may include evidence from Dr. Baron-Cohen's psychological evaluation, as well as Edwin's obsessive character traits. Arguments against may include the subjective nature of the testing, quotes from people who have met Edwin and seen no symptoms, as well as the...

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