Essay on Your Inner Fish

1056 WordsMar 9, 20135 Pages
Discoveries in Biology- Your Inner Fish Your Inner Fish The book Your Inner Fish by Neil Shubin is an interesting novel that shows the evolution of some of our major structures through time. We all know about evolution and the monkeys but we never really looked in on evolution through “our inner fish”. The book was appealing because it helps to understand how we have come to be with some of the parts of our bodies we take for granted, like how we got our developed smell or our advanced color vision. Your Inner Fish is a good way to jump into the evolution of our ancestors and become more knowledgeable about where we came from. This book helped deepen my understanding of human biology in a handful of ways. I have never really learned…show more content…
Our similarities are so eye catching that it is hard to get back into thinking about hominids. Shubin describes in the texts some reason why we have evolved the way that we have. All evolutions of the creatures have changed into what they need to be for their surroundings. What I liked least about this book was it was hard to follow sometimes and the text got a little overwhelming with vocabulary. The intense cells names or the hard to pronounce genes were hard to follow because I had to stop every time. Once Shubin got on his flow about some cell type it seemed like he just kept going and going and the more I read, the more confused I would be. Some areas may be superfluous but the areas that are unnecessary flow with the book. Like the introductions of the chapters, Shubin always starts with a story or and experience closely related to the topic so it brings you in. The parts that could be taken out help with the understanding of the reading because it isn’t that easy to follow. What I liked best was the stories at the beginnings of the chapters so it is strange that they are what could be taken out. The stories made the introduction more interesting and almost made up for not fully understanding the bulk of the chapter. What it means to be human? To me what it means to be human was walking, talking, breathing air, being the superior mammal. Now that has changed into a much deeper thinking of what makes us human. Our bodies have

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