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Your Inner Fish – Chapter 11

The Meaning of it All If there is one fundamental principle in biology it is this: every living thing on the planet had parents. Even more fundamentally, and this is obvious to anyone who observes humanity for more than a … Continue reading

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Your Inner Fish – Chapters 9-10

These are short chapters and not quite as intense as some of the others, so I’ll combine them into one post.  Plus, these two chapters are intimately related as I will describe, in some detail.   After this will be … Continue reading

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Your Inner Fish – Chapter 8

Making Scents The next 3 chapters (8,9, and 10) are further, very specific, examples of how common descent directly affects systems in our bodies.  All mammals, reptiles, birds, and amphibians are descended from a common ancestor that had some traits.  … Continue reading

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Your Inner Fish – Chapter 7

It’s been a long time in coming, but here’s Chapter 7.  First let me say that these reviews are becoming more infrequently.  There are several reasons, but not least of these is that the chapters are becoming much more involved … Continue reading

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Your Inner Fish – Chapter 4

Teeth Everywhere Teeth are really useful tools for paleontologists.  In fact, they are the reason we even know some organisms existed.  Those organisms didn’t have any other hard parts (that would easily fossilize). Shubin describes some of his early days … Continue reading

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Your Inner Fish – Chapter 2

Getting a Grip Shubin opens this chapter with an anecdote about the first (and only) time he taught gross anatomy.  It is odd for a paleontologist to teach medical school level courses, but it happened.  Shubin relates how he was … Continue reading

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