Lux Humana – Book of the Week 30 / 2013 : Your Inner Fish












Neil Shubin : Your inner fish : a journey into the 3.5-billion-year history of the human body ; (2008)


Publisher’s description:

Winner of the 2009 National Academy of Sciences Book Award
“Why do we look the way we do? What does the human hand have in common with the wing of a fly? Are breasts, sweat glands, and scales connected in some way? To better understand the inner workings of our bodies and to trace the origins of many of today’s most common diseases, we have to turn to unexpected sources: worms, flies, and even fish.
Neil Shubin, a leading paleontologist and professor of anatomy who discovered Tiktaalik—the “missing link” that made headlines around the world in April 2006—tells the story of evolution by tracing the organs of the human body back millions of years, long before the first creatures walked the earth. By examining fossils and DNA, Shubin shows us that our hands actually resemble fish fins, our head is organized like that of a long-extinct jawless fish, and major parts of our genome look and function like those of worms and bacteria.
Shubin makes us see ourselves and our world in a completely new light. Your Inner Fish is science writing at its finest—enlightening, accessible, and told with irresistible enthusiasm.”


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Articles / Links:

Fish out of water
Adapted from Your Inner Fish by Neil Shubin © 2008.
University of Chicago Magazine, Jan/Feb ’08, Vol. 100, Issue 3

Is the fish really our ancestor?
Colin Mitchell
Journal of Creation 23(1) : 29–32, April 2009

So who are you calling fish-face?
Robin McKie
The Observer 10.2.2008

Fishing into our Past
Robert King
Evolutionary Psychology, 2008. 6(2): 365-368

Inside Your Inner Fish
Caitlin A. Contag and Christopher H. Contag
Disease Models & Mechanisms, vol. 3, no. 1-2, 20-21

Darwin Day Book Review: Your Inner Fish, By Neil Shubin
Michael White
Science2.0 , 10.2.2008

Variations on a Theme
Michael A. Bell
American Scientist, May-June 2008, Volume 96, Number 3, Page: 257

Twenty-first-century anatomy lesson
Carl Zimmer
Nature 451, 245 (17 January 2008)

Evolutionary jerry-rigging
Jennifer Dales
CMAJ February 17, 2009 vol. 180 no. 4

Your Inner Fish: A Journey into the 3.5-Billion-Year History of the Human Body
James Scott Berdahl
Scope 22.4.2010

Your Inner Fish ; [Book Review]
E. J. Wood
Bioscience Education eJournal, Volume 11: June 2008

Your inner fish ; [Book Review]
Jennifer A. Clack
J Clin Invest. 2008 July 1; 118(7): 2370.

Neil Shubin Home Page. The University of Chicago.

The “Great” Transition
Neil Shubin 5.7.2006

Year of Darwin – [Lecture]
Neil Shubin, Ph.D.

Your Inner Fish with Neil Shubin (Conversations with History)
University of California Television 5.11.2009

Recognizing Your Inner Fish
NPR 9.2.2008






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