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The Beak of the Finch Chapter Summary & Analysis - Part 2, Chapter 14 Summary

Jonathan Weiner
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Part 2, Chapter 14 Summary

In Darwin's time and up until the Grants research, evolution was not truly considered a science because it had no means to prove any of its theories. The Grants project has helped to change that. Through twenty years of research, they have watched evolution swing back and forth. Even though hybridization affects so many species, evolution keeps the species separate. It seems that hybridization is just a mingling of the genes needed for survival.

There are many species that have adapted themselves to their environment, and many of these come from the same ancestors. This is living evolution.

The Grants are focusing on the possibility of their hybrids actually becoming a new lineage. They know the chances are slim, but they will need to keep watch, read, and measure more before they will have conclusive data.

Part 2, Chapter 14 Analysis

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