Read the novel Gilead, respond to the following

The Sixth Extinction, Chapters 3,4

Choose ONE of the following prompts to respond to:

1. Describe what happened to the great auk in the chapter, “The Original Penguin.” Discuss the significance of human-caused extinction in light of Darwin’s concept of natural selection. Read, specifically, the last 3 paragraphs of the chapter, pp68-69 and examine the significance of human-caused extinction in light of Darwin’s concept of natural selection.

2. Describe what happened to the ammonites. Examine the significance and implications of their “luck” in light of Alvarez’s theory of impact.

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