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The Beak of the Finch Study Questions & Topics for Discussion

Jonathan Weiner
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Topics for Discussion

Explain how Darwin viewed the finches of the Galapagos when he first found them? Why did he feel this way?

Explain why Darwin preferred to use the experiments with the pigeons of Down House instead of the Galapagos Finches in his book "Origins of the Species?"

On what premise did Peter Boag base his desire to conduct an egg switch experiment on Daphne Major? What did he hope to prove?

What happened on Daphne Major after the drought of 1977? How was natural selection being put to use?

Explain the experiment of Dolph Schluster and the stickleback fish? What is he trying to prove or disprove?

How are the songs of the finches different and how does this affect their lives?

Explained what happened on Daphne Major after the flood of 1983, and how natural selection was at work.

The Grants have discovered that hybrids are thriving...

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