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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. 

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2002
Interesting, sometimes fascinating, but not enjoyably written. I still want to know - why do some deny evolution?

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

User Review  - Christina Struik - Goodreads

I loved this book. I read it in high school and it remains my favorite book of all time. The authors go in depth into evolution and use my favorite subjects: birds. You can tell the authors are truly ... Read full review

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

User Review  - Joe - Goodreads

Totally fascinating look at the research done to watch evolution as it happens. Completely engaging and enlightening. I recommend it to anyone with even the most passing interest in science, scientific studies, evolutionary biology, or finches. Read full review

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

User Review  - Donna Herrick - Goodreads

From time to time there are books that completely overhaul your book ratings. This is one of them. This chronicle of how variability and natural selection can change a species in the course of a few ... Read full review

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

User Review  - Debbie - Goodreads

This book was not at all what I expected. While it was somewhat technical in parts, I found that even for someone like me, who is as far as a person can get from a scientific mindset, this book was ... Read full review

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

User Review  - Sarah - Goodreads

Rachel says: "this is the best pop science evolution book I've read" Probably read this for side topic 3 of Origin of Species, Dec 13 - Jan 2. Read full review

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

User Review  - Dave Peticolas - Goodreads

A fantastic book about the observations of evolution in modern-day animals, centered around the study of Darwin's finches on Galapagos by Rosemary and Peter grant. Read full review

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

User Review  - Jackie - Goodreads

I read this in the 1990's and it is a great book about the Galapagos, Darwin and evolution. Read full review

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

User Review  - Howard White - Goodreads

Over my lifetime, I've witnessed a conservative anti-intellectual strain move front and center into American life and political discourse. One of the hallmarks of this reactionary movement has been a ... Read full review


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