“Each galaxy, star, or person is the temporary owner of particles that have passed through the births and deaths of entities across vast reaches of time and space. The particles that make us have traveled billions of years across the universe; long after we and our planet are gone, they will be a part of other worlds.”
― Neil Shubin
From Africa to the Arctic Circle, join paleobiologist and host Neil Shubin on an exciting adventure of discovery! Uncover the legacy of animals that lived hundreds of millions of years ago and learn how the human body became the amazing machine it is today. A new 3-part series based on the best-selling book of the same name, YOUR INNER FISH premieres Wednesday, April 9, 2014, 10/9c
Based on “Your Inner Fish: A Journey into the 3.5-Billion-Year History of the Human Body”
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Why does the human body look the way it does? Why do we walk on two legs instead of four? Explore the science of how the human body became the complicated, quirky, amazing machine it is today in this cutting-edge scientific adventure.
The three-part series is hosted by leading paleobiologist Dr. Neil Shubin and is based on his book of the same name.
“Take the entire 4.5-billion-year history of the earth and scale it down to a single year, with January 1 being the origin of the earth and midnight on December 31 being the present. Until June, the only organisms were single-celled microbes, such as algae, bacteria, and amoebae. The first animal with a head did not appear until October. The first human appears on December 31. We, like all the animals and plants that have ever lived, are recent crashers at the party of life on earth.”
― Neil Shubin