November 7, 2008


Darwin's specimens go on display (BBC, 11/07/08)

Two mockingbirds, which are said to have helped Charles Darwin develop his theory on evolution, are to go on public display for the first time. {...]

One of the birds was captured on the island of Floreana, while the other was gathered from another Galapagos island, which is now called San Cristobal.

As a result of an earlier visit, Darwin knew that there was only one species of mockingbird in South America, yet he found a different species on each of the islands in the Pacific Ocean archipelago he visited. that if he'd just caught a few live ones and crossbred them Darwinism would be the theory that mere physical differences are insignificant to the stubborn persistence of species.

Posted by Orrin Judd at November 7, 2008 1:12 PM
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