Your Inner Fish: Part 4

I really enjoyed the entire book especially the way Shubin wrapped it up. He keeps you wanting to read more even though he thoroughly wrote the entire novel. I learned much about the evolution of the senses, specifically the sense of sound and hearing, and how the differed throughout time. I find this piece of research so interesting because it isn’t something many people think about. We take our characteristics for granted and do not take the time to learn how they came to be. That may be part of the reason I found this novel to be so interesting, it gave me knowledge I did not even think I wanted but enjoyed so much more than I thought I would have. Before reading the novel, I was very skeptical of some aspects of evolution but the author allows his audience to step out of their comfort zone to contemplate other theories and ideas. I never thought I would have enjoyed this novel as much as I did but it opened me up to other beliefs. The novel was very easy to read however arose questions in the readers’ minds.

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3 thoughts on “Your Inner Fish: Part 4

  1. I also found the book very intriguing and opening to many new ideas I haven’t thought of before. The questions that were brought to my mind were, how we can use the information Shubin mentioned on evolution to make the human race run more smoothly and safely (health wise). In conclusion I too am happy for reading this book because it opened my mind many to different thoughts on our structure and taught me a lot about evolution.

    1. I completely agree with all your thoughts regarding the novel. it’s really opened my eyes, and has me wondering what crazy discoveries scientists down the road will uncover. I too was skeptical at the beginning, but now I see things differently know, and appreciate our traits much more than what I did in the past.

  2. It definitely was an interesting read. I remember my main concern toward the beginning and throughout reading the novel being, “Great information, but…how where is he going with all of this??” Shubin did a superb wrapping up the novel, though. It really made me look at our features differently.

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