31 Dec '16, 11pm

The Galapagos Archipelago

The Galapagos archipelago is located about 1,000 kilometers (600 miles) from continental Ecuador. It includes more than 125 islands, islets, and rocks populated by a diversity of wildlife. Charles Darwin’s book, The Voyage of the Beagle, cast a spotlight on the Galapagos, which he called “a little world within itself, or rather a satellite attached to America, whence it has derived a few stray colonists.” It was this little world that would revolutionize scientific understanding of biology and lead to Darwin’s On the Origin of Species, which would come to be known as the foundation of evolution. “The natural history of these islands is eminently curious, and well deserves attention,” Darwin wrote. “Most of the organic productions are aboriginal creations, found nowhere else; there is even a difference between the inhabitants of the different islands; yet all show a marked ...

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