The Fish With Hands

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Paleontologist Neil Shubin discovered Tiktaalik, the "fish with hands" that may give us clues into how humans evolved. His new book is Your Inner Fish: A Journey into the 3.5-Billion-Year History of the Human Body.

Event: Neil Shubin will be speaking and signing books
Wednesday, January 23 at 6:30 pm
American Museum of Natural History
Linder Theater, First Floor
You can buy tickets here.


Neil Shubin

Comments [2]

Edward Herlmrich from Larchmont, NY

The program was very interesting, but the idea that human beings are evolved or take part in all other forms of life, as shown by evolution, is an old one. In Christian thinking, man is the highest form of creation, but man takes part in the vegetative and animal kingdoms and natures - here because they were what human being evolved from. But at some point in the evolutionary path God inserted a human soul into an animal, making it a man. So it is correct to say we evolved from fish, etc., and not correct (since they had different kinds of souls). And this is even compatible with continuing evolutionary changes in man.

Jan. 25 2008 05:52 PM
chestine from NY

Australian Aborigines in inhospitable territory in the 20th c could see animals moving a mile away!!!

Jan. 23 2008 01:51 PM

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