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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  - Natalie Keating - Goodreads

I liked how the author wove two narratives—two scientists' study of finches in the Galapagos in the 1980s and Charles Darwin's life and work—together. However, the book was quite dry in many parts ... Read full review

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  - Chris Michel - Goodreads

I loved this book. Insights into evolution and how mutations and adaptations happen in short periods of time. Wonderful reading, made the subject easy to understand using lots of examples and humor. Not a scientific bore! Read full review

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

User Review  - Jana - Goodreads

Interesting, not too difficult to understand. Great explanation of evolution in practice. Thought provoking for today and the future of the planet. Read full review

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

User Review  - Wilhelmina - Goodreads

Slow, but very interesting. Lots and lots and lots of scientific detail which made me think and learn. 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


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