Critical Analysis On Book Chapters 1-3 – Book Report/Review Example
Lecturer: Evolution From Fish The book by Shubin. N (2008), seeks to explain the chronological occurrence of events, that led to the development of various vital organs in the human’s body, from the initial stage, which was a fish. He argues that, fish evolved from their initial physical appearance to what is today’s modern man. The development of limbs and the neck are attributed as the stepping stones towards evolution. Through an in-depth analysis of the process I came to the conclusion that, the theory was not a conclusive explanation of the evolution process. Various factual details lacked, there is more to humans than the limbs and the physical appearance. Through an illustration, Shubin. N (2008) shows how the fish fins developed to become fully functional limbs.
Human beings are different and unique; they are intelligent with biologically complex features. From scientific evidence the fish have a different respiratory system from that of human beings. Why does Shubin. N (2008) not give an account of such developments. For a good and acknowledgeable theory the findings must be all rounded, and not concentrated on a few aspects. According to me, the theory lacks in explanation, other theories like the Charles Darwin theory is more detailed compared to Shubin. N (2008) work.
Can fossils be relied upon to explain the evolution process? This question varies depending on how the author decides to look at it. In my perspective fossils only confirm the occurrence of the evolution process. The scientific process is the only trusted way, since it can give a conclusive analysis of the genetic variations and similarities of the various creatures that roam on the face of the earth.
Shubin, Neil. Your inner fish: a journey into the 3.5-billion-year history of the human body. New York: Pantheon Books, 2008. Print.