Bookmarks Magazine's Reviews > Your Inner Fish: A Journey into the 3.5-Billion-Year History of the Human Body
by Neil Shubin (Goodreads Author)
Neil Shubin, Professor of Biology and Anatomy at the University of Chicago, made headlines in April 2006 with his discovery of a 375-million-year-old fossil called Tiktaalik, the missing link between ancient sea creatures and land dwellers. The reviewers, mostly science writers, embraced Shubin's popular science book, which offers a new perspective on evolution, a subject on which most people feel like they've already made up their minds. While many Americans doubt Darwinism, hardly anyone discounts anatomy, so it is a logical place to reopen the debate. All critics agreed that Shubin, with his clear examples and explanations, makes (yet another) convincing argument. A few critics, in fact, were so excited by it that they seemed ready to enroll in Shubin's anatomy course themselves.
This is an excerpt from a review published in Bookmarks magazine.