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Great book
They should be teaching this in church.

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Excellent!
This book was recommended to me by my favorite biology professor in college. I enjoyed it immensely. It's a fascinating look into the evolutionary past through the lens of modern science.

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Among many reasons that make evolution of life such a fascinating subject to study, the fact that we can learn more about how we humans have become what we are today must rank close to the top. This is the basic premise behind Neil Shubin's "Your Inner Fish." Shubin's day job is field paleontologist, but the idea for this book came about when he taught some laboratory exercises in human anatomy. It turns out that his training in recognizing and categorizing bones of long-extinct creatures is an excellent preparation for understanding of how the human body works.
The book is a fascinating and insightful journey into the 3.5 billion years of evolution. It combines scientific facts and information with personal stories and anecdotes. The scientific information is fresh and relevant, and it is not just a regurgitation of the material that can be found in a myriad other books on evolution. These facts really help you with gaining insight into how exactly all life on Earth is related.
The last major chapter is probably the most interesting. It is an examination of the way that many of our chronic diseases and illnesses can be traced to the very restricted design options that evolution had. There really is a price that we pay for getting to where we are in the evolutionary development.
 

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Wonderful book about evolution, everyone interested in understanding how organism evolve from fish to mammals should read this little book.

Review: Your Inner Fish: A Journey into the 3.5-Billion-Year History of the Human Body

User Review  - Robin - Goodreads

Easy to read and interesting look at human biology thru lens that weren't yet discovered when I was in HS. Read full review

Review: Your Inner Fish: A Journey into the 3.5-Billion-Year History of the Human Body

User Review  - John Bensing - Goodreads

Highly recommended as a first book if you want to learn about evolution. Get out your highlighter and have at it. Read full review

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User Review  - Nancy Morrison - Goodreads

Excellent. Not a hint of apology about evolution. Readable and fascinating Read full review

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User Review  - Kunica Kosugi - Goodreads

A good book if you're into evolutionary biology Read full review

Review: Your Inner Fish: A Journey into the 3.5-Billion-Year History of the Human Body

User Review  - Blair Dowden - Goodreads

I read this a while ago. The book begins on the beach near Parrsboro, Nova Scotia, where I have been several times. I have even seen the marks in the stone where he took his radiocarbon dating samples. But other than the personal connection, the entire book is excellent. I highly recommend it. Read full review

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User Review  - Tori - Goodreads

I've been told this is a great book that helps you understand evolution a little better. Read full review

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