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I have never doubted evolution as a principle for our existence as a species so this book was approached as entertainment and it was very entertaining. What really set my mind thinking was how dangerous those who deny evolution can be! Farmers who reject evolution use pesticides and fertilizers that essentially make 'super bugs' and yet the farmers themselves deny that their actions could have any impact on evolution of a bug species! Horrifying the consequences of dogmatic belief in Bronze Age mythology. 

Review: The Beak of the Finch: A Story of Evolution in Our Time

User Review  - Yasaman - Goodreads

You don't have to be an expert in biology in order to enjoy this book; any introductory knowledge about it and the evolutionary concept would do. You do, however, have to LIKE biology. So in my case ... Read full review

Review: The Beak of the Finch: A Story of Evolution in Our Time

User Review  - Zac - Goodreads

Really liked all the information presented and the commentary on what it all meant. The end made me think, and that was fantastic Read full review

Review: The Beak of the Finch: A Story of Evolution in Our Time

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Really liked all the information presented and the commentary on what it all meant. The end made me think, and that was fantastic Read full review

Review: The Beak of the Finch: A Story of Evolution in Our Time

User Review  - Zac - Goodreads

Really liked all the information presented and the commentary on what it all meant. The end made me think, and that was fantastic Read full review

Review: The Beak of the Finch: A Story of Evolution in Our Time

User Review  - David Mahaffey - Goodreads

Makes some pretty dry (but important!) science quite compelling, especially early on. Felt like it dragged a bit toward the end -- it probably could have been 25% shorter. The metaphysics chapter ... Read full review

Review: The Beak of the Finch: A Story of Evolution in Our Time

User Review  - Goodreads

Makes some pretty dry (but important!) science quite compelling, especially early on. Felt like it dragged a bit toward the end -- it probably could have been 25% shorter. The metaphysics chapter ... Read full review

Review: The Beak of the Finch: A Story of Evolution in Our Time

User Review  - David Mahaffey - Goodreads

Makes some pretty dry (but important!) science quite compelling, especially early on. Felt like it dragged a bit toward the end -- it probably could have been 25% shorter. The metaphysics chapter ... Read full review

Review: The Beak of the Finch: A Story of Evolution in Our Time

User Review  - Yasaman - Goodreads

You don't have to be an expert in biology in order to enjoy this book; any introductory knowledge about it and the evolutionary concept would do. You do, however, have to LIKE biology. So in my case ... Read full review

Review: The Beak of the Finch: A Story of Evolution in Our Time

User Review  - Goodreads

You don't have to be an expert in biology in order to enjoy this book; any introductory knowledge about it and the evolutionary concept would do. You do, however, have to LIKE biology. So in my case ... Read full review


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