For my extra credit book report, I chose to read “Your Inner Fish” by Neil Shubin. Neil Shubin is a highly regarded paleontologist, and is extremely qualified to have written this book. Shubin studied at Harvard university and earned his Ph.D. in organismic and evolutionary biology in 1987. He also studied at Columbia University, as well as Berkeley. He was elected to the National Academy of Sciences in 2011. He is currently the Robert R. Bensley professor of organismal biology and anatomy, Associate Dean of Organismal Biology and Anatomy and Professor on the committee of Evolutionary Biology at the University of Chicago as well as being the Provost of the Field Museum of Natural History. Shubin also is very well known for his discovery of …show more content…
Shubin was convinced that the Arctic Circle had the best chance for the discovery of this creature. He performed extensive research regarding the antiquity of the rocks, and the Arctic Circle had the oldest rocks than any place he had ever been to. He always found fossils and added to the evidence of the species, but he wanted the creature itself- fossil evidence of the actual animal itself. At first, to Shubin’s dismay he couldn’t find evidence of the fossil, and when he was packing up his gear to leave, something incredible happened. A grad student who was part of Shubin’s crew found a tremendous number of fossils. Shubin and his crew tore into the area and, just as Shubin and many others had predicted the creature actually had multiple elements. The elements in particular were both fish and amphibian. They learned from rock progression that this creature’s life was just about 375,000 years ago. Since Shubin and his colleagues successfully discovered the creature they were given rights to name it. Shubin and his colleagues named it “Tiktaalik” which meant large freshwater
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The general argument made by author Kelly Wallace in her work, “After Sea World, a “Blackfish effect” on circuses and zoos?”, is that places with animals in captivity are under fire. More specially, Wallace writes, “the public has completely changed its opinion on exploiting and killing animals for entertainment.” (Wallace para 3). In this passage, Wallace is suggesting that people now believe that animals should be protected, cared for, and healthy not overworked or abused. Animals are not supposed to be in small cages for people to look at.
Throughout chapters 8 and 9 of Your Inner Fish, Neil Shubin discusses the relationship between humans and other organisms, specifically the connection regarding the sense of smell and vision. Fossils and the geological record are powerful sources of evidence about the past. By extracting DNA from a tissue of varying species, the history of any part of the body, such as smelling, can be deciphered. Similar to fish, amphibians, reptiles, mammals, and birds, the human’s sense of smell is housed in the skull. Like the other animals, there are one or more holes through which air is brought inside and a set of specialized tissues where chemicals in the air can interact with neurons.
Your Inner Fish essay In Neil Shubin’s Your Inner Fish, he takes his readers on a journey throughout time, teaching how marine animals inevitably ended up on land. Shubin starts his book by describing how himself and other paleontologists found a missing piece, that showed how animals transitioned from water to land. With this discovery it allowed paleontologists like Shubin, to see transitions that could possibly link certain species of fish to humans. A major change between fish and humans is the use of limbs and its ability to use its limbs to take itself out of the water and away from the dangers within.
In the passage, the author claims that the Edmontosaurus migrated south in order to survive. However, the lecture refutes the view in the reading and argues that the arguments are not convincing. First of all, the passage establishes the view that Edmontosaurus diet drove them southward because there would have been no plants alive in the North Slope. By contrast, the professor in the lecture contends that Edmontosaur does not need to migrate to South to get food. Edmontosaur can get good quality of plants since it was 24 hours of sunshine during summer.
When readers first encounter This is Not My Hat by Jon Klassen, they might think this story is very simple. A little fish tries to steal a bigger fish’s hat, but he unfortunately discovers he cannot succeed. However, as readers dig deeper into the illustrations, also by Jon Klassen, they are quickly mistaken. Klassen takes a simple story and brings it to life through his illustrations. The illustrations accompany the text to allow readers to engage in critical thinking far beyond the text.
Home to a large Pleistocene fossil site, Saltville, Virginia has revolutionized modern archeology. The locality is especially significant because of unique interactions that took place between animals and humans 15,000 years ago. There has been recent evidence uncovered that Paleo-humans and the mammals in the surrounding Appalachian region interacted and the humans relied on the animals for survival. The deep history preserved in the land of Saltville reveals a past ecosystem that drew megafauna to its locality. The region, rich with life, is the second oldest known Pre-Clovis site in the Americas, marking its significance in history and archeology.
Going into this assignment, I wasn’t really sure what to expect. I read the first chapter, which gave a lot of information about frogs, and I decided that I was going to like this book. I was previously a biochemistry major, and I have always loved science. The information is presented in a way that is readable, not like a textbook, and I think we all wonder at some point what the future holds for humans if we continue the way we are. At about chapter five, I really hit a wall.
He earned his pH.D. in zoology at the University of Chicago. At the University of British Columbia David was also a professor in the genetics department from the year of 1963 until he had to retire which was in the year of 2001. He is well known for his books which include knowledge about nature and the environment.
Finding Fish is a memoir written by Antwone Quenton Fisher. Fisher recounts several aspects of his life and incorporates them into a well written novel. Act one, Ward of the State describes several challenges Fisher faced during his childhood. One of those challenges was Mizz Pickett’s abuse towards him. One particular form of abuse he endured was physical abuse.
As a secular person who takes an interest in science, I have always been fascinated by the academic field of evolutionary biology. Because of this, it should come as no surprise to anyone that the book I chose to review is entitled Your Inner Fish: A Journey into the 3.5-Billion-Year History of the Human Body. Written by Neil Shubin, this piece aims to outline the origins of humanity, as well as present a plethora of compelling pieces of evidence for the theory of evolution. He does this by reviewing scientific discoveries in areas of comparative anatomy, genetics, and the examination of fossils. Interestingly enough, he also integrates some of the most basic senses that we possess, such as sight and smell.
The American legal system is complex and ever changing it requires several years to grasp, over so many years there have been many different legal strategies tried and implemented. When accused of a crime there is a number of defenses that can be used in order to claim your innocence or be used to try and receive a lighter sentence. In the case of Albert Fish, the defendant had already confessed to the crime he was accused of, however, his lawyers tried to prove him to be legally insane and as a result stay off the death penalty. Albert Fish case was truly strange and stunned everyone who became aware of the case especially since the murders occurred in the 1924 - 1934 which was a time where children were often unsupervised and the community
What exactly are myths? What are their purposes? According to dictionary.com, myths are defined as traditional or legendary stories that include some type of being or hero or event, concerning the early history of people or explaining some social or natural phenomenon. This definition sounds pretty complicated, however all it’s saying is that myths are fake stories but they usually have some big lesson behind them to teach those who are listening or reading them. Myths are usually used in stories to teach the readers some sort of lesson.
Hamilton Howard “Albert” Fish was born in Washington D.C. on May 19, 1870. His mother and father were Ellen and Randall Fish. Fish’s family had an extensive history of mental illnesses, making him possibly prone to different disorders. Several of his family members were diagnosed with different mental disorders. His uncle suffered from religious mania, his brother was placed in a state mental hospital, and his sister was diagnosed with a mental affliction.
If you had the chance to have any three wishes granted, what would you wish for? In the stories ‘What of This Goldfish’ and ‘The Fisherman and His Wife’ two men were given a certain amount of wishes. Of course, the wishes came with consequences, and the characters had to have had a reason to wish of these wishes. The stories are similar and yet different in many interesting ways, and are both overflowing with hidden themes and morals. The characters of both stories made some good and bad choices for their wishes; wouldn't you!