Reasons Why Evolution is True Part IV:
Galapagos Finches

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For most biologists and reasonable people, evolution is FACT. In as much as gravity could be said to be fact. However, for those who deny the existence of evolution, the difficulty of observing its occurrence in real time is proof enough that it doesn’t exist. There are a few key examples of evolution in action, however, and during these short essays I have been detailing some of them. One of the most famous examples is that of the Galapagos Finches, which inspired Darwin as he formulated his ground-breaking theory.


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One comment on “Reasons Why Evolution is True Part IV:
Galapagos Finches

  1. About eight months after visiting the Galapagos archipelago, Charles Darwin wrote:

    `When I see these Islands in sight of each other and possessed of but a scanty stock of animals, tenanted by these birds, but slightly differing in structure and filling the same place in Nature, I must suspect they are varieties . . . If there is the slightest foundation for these remarks the zoology of the archipelagoes will be well worth examining: for such facts would undermine the stability of species’.

    Since then, extensive work has been done to show that the 14 species of finch on the Galapagos are closely related.

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