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Evolution from the Galapagos Tortoise’s perspective

For many years the world has focused on Charles Darwin’s Theory of Evolution based on his 1835 visit to the Galapagos Islands. For many of us the impression was of an elderly man looking like the winner of a George Bernard Shaw lookalike contest arriving in the uninhabited islands to discover unique mutations of various animal species. The reality is somewhat different. First, Darwin was only 26 when he visited the Galapagos and it took him another 25 years to advance his theory in The Origin of the Species.

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