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The Bogus Logic of The Beak People who have served in the Armed Forces may be familiar with the expression If you cant dazzle then with your brilliance baffle them with your baloney The Beak of the Finch uses such laughable logic it is remarkable that anyone would believe it The book does such a terrible job of presenting a case for evolution and history that the only logical conclusion is that the books true intent is to disprove it Jonathan Weiner The Beak of the Finch A Story of Evolution in Our Time New York Alfred A Knopf 1994 ISBN 0679400036 It is never too late to give up our prejudices No way of thinking or doing however ancient can be trusted without proof --Thoreau Walden This book claims to be about evolution centered in the location made famous by Charles Darwin the Galapagos Islands I read this book on the recommendation of a good friend who knows I am interested in birds and thought I might get something out of it Indeed the few parts of the book actually about the Gouldian Finches of the Galapagos Islands are fascinating The book records in detail some of the trials the Dr Peter Grant family endured in studying these birds on a hot volcanic rock However the writers and editors of the book avoid simple logic and put a spin on history that is misleading The facts and logic presented in The Beak of the Finch really make the books author out to be a closet creationist It just so happened that at the same time I read this book I was reading The Storm Petrel and the Owl of Athena by Louis Halle Half of The Storm Petrel is on the bird life of the Shetland Islands another isolated natural system Halle though an evolutionist devotes a whole chapter on how the Shetlands and other
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