Your Inner Fish, by Neil Shubin

Caden Fernando


Your Inner Fish exemplifies Neil Shubin’s path in finding the common ancestor between what is fish and modern land-based animals, Tiktaalik. The start of modern bone structure, Tiktallik, grants an extreme insight into the development of human structure as we know it. Neil Shubin also finds answers in that of early mammals, reptiles and fish.

Why does it matter to Coppell's Anatomy and Physiology?

The development of bones directly relates to the curriculum learned in this semester's Anatomy and Physiology class. In the words of Dr. Neil Shubin "we owe fish our necks, arms, legs, etc." By this he means that Tiktaalik, being the first known hybrid fish species, contained the early development of distal phalanges, the humerus, fibula and tibia, as well as other bones. We also owe them the development of the heart humans carry today, which is apart of the circulatory system. Prehistoric monkeys, on the other hand, contribute to the development of the modern nose; which is a direct part of the respiratory system, carrying oxygen through the trachea to the bronchi and so on. The stage of monkeys brings in early stages of muscle development, in which the health and wellness of the organism dictates the muscle development and overall wellness of the subject. Lastly, the main subject of this book is DNA. DNA that contains similar coding to other genus's and even class's, DNA that provided Shubin with the initial roadmap to tying Tiktallik with our existence. DNA is carried in the nucleus of the blood cells and therefore in the circulatory system.

A journey through the world to find answers to all evolution's questions.

The Journey is yours to follow as well!

My thought.

I loved this book in all honesty. It portrayed the development of the human structure and gave great emphasis in the importance of our DNA.
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