To better understand the inner workings of our bodies and to trace the origins of many of today's most common diseases, we have to turn to unexpected sources: worms, flies, and even fish.
In Your Inner Fish, Neil Shubin tells the story of human evolution by examining fossils and DNA. Shubin shows us that our hands actually resemble fish fins, our head is organized like that of a long-extinct jawless fish, and major parts of our genome look and function like those of worms and bacteria.
There is also an INCREDIBLY interesting chapter about genes; it shows that humans, fish etc. are programmed to build bodies in the same way.
If you like popular science, then this is an excellent book.
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