Your Inner Fish - Neil Shubin

Posted by Elliott Hill
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Your Inner Fish - Neil Shubin

"Your Inner Fish" is an attempt by a researcher to communicate a discovery and its importance to a wider audience disguised as a journey to find the history of the human body. Some of its points are very interesting, but most of them are over-simplified or unimpactful. I was assigned this book to read before an AP Biology course, and was given positive review by its teacher on this book, so I was excited to get in to the book. Unfortunately, when I actually started reading, I couldn't stand how two simple sentences took two pages for the author to explain, when the meaning should have been common sense. The semi-advanced concepts in the book are hidden behind elementary-level names that become ridiculous to identify as a scientific theory. The path to find the history of the human body should be an interesting concept, but when Neil Shubin writes it, it becomes an over-complicated process of trying to find out why some thoughts are even relevant to the topic, and trying to stay awake during its incredibly algorithmic anecdotal experiments.

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