Friday, 4 April 2014

Your inner fish

Neil Shubin's main claim to fame is being one of the discoverers of Tiktaalik roseae, a Devonian era fossil that illustrates how our distant ancestors made the transition onto land. He later wrote a book, Your Inner Fish, discussing the myriad of ways in which our evolutionary history is writ into our development. I've recommended the book to others before, but never thought I could have told them to wait and see the film.

It should appear on SBS or ABC in time, though I'll probably cave to temptation and buy it on BluRay before that.

See below the fold for other clips.

Your inner squirrel monkey

The 500-million-year history of the human brain


How do we know when our ancestors lost their tails

A short promo of episode 1

Our fishy brains

Buy the book on Kindle.

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