Your Inner Fish

  • 2014
  • TV Show
  • TV-PG

Examining the evolutionary roots of humans through evidence found within human DNA as well as fossil records. Included: the role that distant ancestors played in shaping human anatomy.

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Your Inner Fish
Your Inner Fish reveals a startling truth: Hidden within the human body is a story of life on Earth. This scientific adventure story takes viewers fr (more…)
Your Inner Fish
Your Inner Fish reveals a startling truth: Hidden within the human body is a story of life on Earth. This scientific adventure story takes viewers fr (more…)
Your Inner Fish
Your Inner Fish reveals a startling truth: Hidden within the human body is a story of life on Earth. This scientific adventure story takes viewers fr (more…)
Your Inner Fish
Your Inner Fish reveals a startling truth: Hidden within the human body is a story of life on Earth. This scientific adventure story takes viewers fr (more…)
Amazing Places, Amazing Fossils: Lucy
04:54 — Fossils of human ancestors from millions of years ago can be found in the rocks of Ethiopia. Paleontologist Don Johanson recounts his discovery of one (more…)
The Evolution of Your Teeth
02:51 — The molars, incisors and canines that fill your mouth have a deep evolutionary history. Join paleontologists Roger Smith and Neil Shubin as they trace (more…)
Amazing Places, Amazing Fossils: Tiktaalik
04:38 — The discovery of a 375-million-year-old fish, Tiktaalik, sheds light on a major transition in the history of life: the movement of vertebrates onto la (more…)
Our Fishy Brain
02:24 — While the human brain may seem exceptional, the truth is that it has some deep similarities with many other animals', including fish. Anatomist Neil S (more…)
The Human Hand: A Gift from Ancient Primates
04:26 — Our hand has the same basic form as the hands of all other primates. But what did the earliest version of this hand look like? Neil Shubin pays a visi (more…)
We Hear with the Bones that Reptiles Eat With
04:10 — Our ears are much more sensitive than those of most reptiles, due to the tiniest bones in the human body. But where did these bones come from? Evoluti (more…)
Episode 2: Your Inner Reptile - Preview
00:30 — 'Your Inner Reptile' traces our hair, skin, teeth, jaws and sense of hearing back to reptilian ancestors from ferocious beasts that ruled the Earth (more…)
Meet Your Cousins: Squirrel Monkeys
02:05 — Because of our evolutionary relationship, we have quite a bit in common with other living primates, including squirrel monkeys. See what we mean as yo (more…)
What Can Fossil Teeth Tell Us?
01:59 — You may not think there's much insight to be gleaned from a tooth, but paleontologist Neil Shubin shows us that's not the case. As he demonstrates wit (more…)
How Do We Know When Our Ancestors Lost Their Tails?
04:00 — Unlike most other primates, apes don't have a tail. When did our ancestors lose this potentially useful appendage? Paleoanthropologist Holly Dunsworth (more…)
Ancient Hands, Ancient Tools
04:35 — After searching for some of the first stone tools made by our ancestors, Neil Shubin pays a visit to paleoanthropologist Tracy Kivell, who shows us ho (more…)
Finding the Origins of Human Color Vision
04:41 — The ability to see the world in color is one most people take for granted. But our earliest primate ancestors lacked this ability. When and how did we (more…)
The Ancient History of the Human Hand
03:52 — Anatomist and paleontologist Neil Shubin has long been inspired by the hand's architecture and abilities. He traces this quintessentially human featur (more…)
Your Inner Monkey
54:40 — Our primate progenitors had bodies a lot like those of modern monkeys and spent tens of millions of years living in trees. From them we inherited our (more…)
Your Inner Fish - Preview
00:30 — Paleobiologist Neil Shubin uncovers the answers in this new look at human evolution. Using fossils, embryos and genes, he reveals how our bodies are t (more…)
Amazing Places, Amazing Fossils: Tritheledont
04:05 — The Bay of Fundy in Nova Scotia, Canada, is home not only to the world's largest tides, but also to some incredibly important fossils. Paleontologist (more…)
Episode 3: Your Inner Monkey Preview
00:30 — Your Inner Monkey' tracks our hands, feet, color vision, spine and upright gait to our primate and hominid progenitors, who also passed on perhaps the (more…)
The 500-Million-Year History of the Human Brain
03:19 — Even though your brain enables you to do some amazing things, its evolutionary story runs deep. Biologists Peter Holland and Neil Shubin go hunting fo (more…)
Extended Interview: Tim White
06:47 — Paleoanthropologist Tim White and his team discovered a 4.4 million-year-old fossil they named Ardi. This fossil, along with other fossils of her spec (more…)
Your Aching Back: A Gift from Your Ancient Ancestors
02:52 — The shape of our backs keeps us balanced when we walk on two legs, but it comes at a cost. Anatomist Bruce Latimer shows how our transition to being e (more…)
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  • Premiered: April 9, 2014
  • Rating: TV-PG
  • Premise: Examining the evolutionary roots of humans through evidence found within human DNA as well as fossil records. Included: the role that distant ancestors played in shaping human anatomy. (more)

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