Your Inner Fish

Your Inner Fish

Science on the Screen presents…

Episode One of the new PBS Series

Thursday, April 3, 2014
6:30 p.m.
Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts
Performance Hall
915 E 60th St, Chicago, IL

Your middle ear comes from the jawbone of a prehistoric fish. Your skin and hair can be traced to a shrew-like mammal that lived around 195 million years ago. As for your bad back--well, you can thank your primate ancestors for that. How did the human body become the complicated, quirky and amazing machine it is today?

Follow the scientific adventure story in Your Inner Fish, a new PBS series premiering April 9 at 10/9C that takes a fresh look at human evolution. Produced by Tangled Bank Studies and Windfall Films, the series is based on the best-selling book of the same name by University of Chicago paleontologist and evolutionary biologist Neil Shubin. Using fossils, embryos and genes, Shubin reveals how our bodies are the legacy of ancient fish, reptiles and primates - the ancestors you never knew were in your family tree. This program will feature the first episode of the three-part science series.

A discussion with Neil Shubin and the Field Museum's distinguished service curator Lance Grande follows the 60-minute screening.



Neil Shubin

Robert R. Bensley Professor, Organismal Biology and Anatomy
Associate Dean for Academic Strategy
The University of Chicago


Lance Grande

Distinguished Service Curator
The Field Museum