Review Of Your Inner Fish By Neil Shubin

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Neil Shubin wrote, National Bestseller, Your Inner Fish in 2008. This book takes us into a journey of the 3.5-billion-year history of the human body. In this fascinating book, Neil tells the story of our bodies as we have never heard before. By examining fossils and DNA, he shows us that our hands resemble fish fins. Also, our heads are organized like long-extinct jawless fish, and major parts of our genome function, and look like worms and bacteria. Your Inner Fish creates a image of ourselves in an illuminating new light. This is science writing that is very interesting and told with irresistible enthusiasm. The book really pulled me in and wanted me to learn more as I read on. Your Inner Fish is a great read and I am now going to break this book down and Neil Shubin’s fabulous thinking and theories. Chapter 1, Finding Your Inner Fish, touches how common descent and the fossil record are connected. Mostly, spending time discussing the actual discovery of Tiktaalik. Neil asks a very interesting yet important question at the start, “How can we visualize events that happened millions and, in many cases, billions of years ago?”. This is a very common question but Neil Shubin then says how a whopping 99% of all species that ever existed are actually extinct. Insane! And only certain species have been …show more content…

reading this book kept me on my toes just wanting to find more and more about our everyday life and how we got here. Fascinating to know that every little detail about us relates back to a fish and different mammals. Just the creation of our body, the parts of the body, its positioning, and our scents are arranged. This is a good read and makes you not want to put the book down. I could read this book multiple times just to read more up on possible things I could have missed. I highly recommend this book, Your Inner Fish, as all people should know how we were created and brought onto the Earth the way we

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