Your Inner Fish

I just watched the first episode of PBS’s “Your Inner Fish”, which I presume is based on the book by Neil Shubin (which is in my stack of books to read on my bedside table). It is a phenomenal piece of popular science television! I highly recommend you watch it, which you can do here. It is a great introduction to human anatomy, developmental biology, and evolution. It also does a really nice job of demonstrating how science works in the modern era. It presents the quest-like excitement that science can provide, but it also shows the slow pace of progress, the importance of luck as well as skill and thoughtful planning, and how it takes many people and collaborations to make real progress.

I highly recommend checking out the program, maybe in time for the new episode tonight!

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