December 2010 LSAT Section 5 Question 7
Anita on April 24, 2018Absolutely. This question depends on an understanding of evolutionary survival - that the least advantaged in a species may die off if they can't get food, are preyed on easily, etc. So the prompt tells us that in a study, the birds in a cage stayed the same, but the birds in the wild grew smaller beaks. In this one, it's often easier to guess what the answer would be - that there is something in nature that is causing birds with bigger beaks to die off, or allowing birds with smaller beaks to live longer/have more offspring/etc. That is, there is something favoring small-beaked birds.