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Galápagos Finches: A Failed Evolutionary Icon that Won’t Go Away

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On a new episode of ID the Future, Todd Butterfield talks with biologist Jonathan Wells about a common myth surrounding Galápagos finches and Darwin’s theory of evolution:

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Dr. Wells discusses a recent article in the Washington Post. He explains why a change in the finches’ beak size isn’t evidence for Darwinian evolution. The purported “blueprint” of how the Galápagos finches evolved doesn’t, in fact, exist.

Photo credit: Harvey Barrison [CC BY-SA 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons.

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