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Mike Huckabee may not believe in evolution, but Neil Shubin does. He’s been there and seen it in the fossil record of hundreds of millions of years, from the Arctic to rural Pennsylvania.

Now the University of Chicago paleontologist wants to introduce you to the ancestors: worms and reptiles, and, above all, the fish whose prehistoric forms still shape your ears and nose and knees and even hiccups today.

This hour On Point: our evolutionary journey from the seas to stand-up primate, and getting to know you inner fish, with paleontologist Neil Shubin.

Guest:

Neil Shubin, a paleontologist and evolutionary biologist at the University of Chicago, he is the author of “Your Inner Fish: A Journey Into the 3.5-Billion-Year History of the Human Body.”

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