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Bangor Reads Book Discussion: Your Inner Fish by Neil Shubin

Why do we look the way we do? What does the human hand have in common with
the wing of a fly? In Your Inner Fish, Neil Shubin tells the story of evolution by tracing
the organs of the human body back millions of years, long before the first creatures
walked the earth. 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.
Crofutt Community Room, 1st Floor, Moderator Dr. Frank Bragg