September 23 @ 3:00 pm
Dr. Neil Shubin
Dr. Shubin, the paleontologist and University of Chicago Professor of Organismal Biology and Anatomy who co-discovered Tiktaalik, the “fish with hands,” tells the story of our bodies as you’ve never heard it before. By examining fossils and DNA, he shows us that our hands actually resemble fish fins, our heads are organized like long-extinct jawless fish, and major parts of our genomes look and function like those of worms and bacteria. Your Inner Fish makes us look at ourselves and our world in an illuminating new light. This is scientific inquiry at its finest—enlightening, accessible and told with irresistible enthusiasm. Science Convocation.