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Galapagos - Book Two: And the Thing Became, Chapter 14 Summary & Analysis

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Book Two: And the Thing Became, Chapter 14 Summary

The ghost of Leon Trout has written all this in the air with his invisible finger. These invisible words will be as lasting as anyone's. Today's humans have no left-handed people (nor hands, really), no redheads, and no albinos. Perhaps their fur would have been prized for fur coats once upon a time. Nature has balanced itself, and human beings can go on indefinitely. Trout cannot detect anything supernatural or alien in the changes to humanity, only Darwinian natural selection at work. The best fishers survived. Humans are no longer aware of their own mortality, for which Leon Trout is thankful.

Leon tells more about himself in the final moments before the blue tunnel will appear again. He once got a teenage girl pregnant, but she had an abortion. After that, he always used birth...

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