Welcome to a documentary about evolution by Neil Shubin, a paleontologist, evolutionary biologist and popular science writer.
While this website is mostly concerned with how our minds are influenced by our evolutionary past, this documentation focuses on our bodies.
Episode One: Your Inner Fish
You can see fish go nuts at 29:28 😉
Episode Two: Your Inner Reptile
Episode Three: Your Inner Monkey
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But what’s the purpose of all this?
Here’s the deal:
As these documentaries have made clear, our bodies are very similar to the bodies of other living forms – even if this hasn’t been evident from first sight. But what is true for our bodies is also true for our minds:
Our minds evolved in a jungle and are equipped for dealing with a jungle.
We are running on obsolete software, unable to keep up with our changing world.
Unknowingly, we keep turning our world into a jungle.
Without a major upgrade, we are doomed to violence and maybe self-destruction.
Is change possible? Definitely. But we have to be aware of what is holding us back.