Tag: Galápagos Finches series
“Darwin’s Finches”: Galápagos Islands as an Evolutionary Model
Taking the facts and arguments presented together, it appears to be clear that no macroevolution is happening in “Darwin’s finches.”
Galápagos Finches — Some Contradictions Solved
The authors offer a selectionist explanation, which is nevertheless uncertain. Note the repeated use of the subjunctive.
Galápagos Finches — An “Exceptionally Strong Natural-Selection Event”?
This is by no means an all-or-nothing selection (as the impression is sometimes given). Rather, the alleles are retained.
Galápagos Finches — A Paradigm of the Limits of Natural Selection?
They are not, per the National Academy of Sciences, a “particularly convincing example for speciation.”
On the “Sisyphean Evolution of Darwin’s Finches”
Scientific data are followed by the myth: “Finch beak morphology observed on the Galápagos Islands was used by Darwin to formulate his theory of evolution.”