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Galapagos Chapter Summary & Analysis - Book One: The Thing Was, Chapter 33-Chapter 34 Summary

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Book One: The Thing Was, Chapter 33-Chapter 34 Summary

What might have happened to humanity if the rich and famous celebrities of "the Nature Cruise of the Century" had ended up on Galapagos? Likely, they would have died off because the women would not be young enough. If the five fertile women were impregnated, probably humanity would be about the same a million years in the future.

Two hundred live lobsters were also on the Bahía de Darwin, and years later, Adolf will make up a story about how they survive and evolve to have civilization, just like humans, all the time wishing they were just lobsters again. The narrator thinks lobsters an unlikely animal to become dominant and perhaps octopi would be a better choice. In a million years, though, no animal has become discontent with being just an animal. Human beings...

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