Your Inner Fish Discussion Questions

Instructor: Christopher Muscato

Chris has a master's degree in history and teaches at the University of Northern Colorado.

''Your Inner Fish'' is an engaging nonfiction text that introduces important questions about how we define humanity. These discussion questions can help your students work through not only the scientific implications of this book, but also the ethical ones.

Your Inner Fish

Your Inner Fish is a 2008 nonfiction book by paleontologist Neil Shubin that examines human evolution and physiology from a paleontological perspective. While a nonfiction and science-based text, the book is also noted for its literary writing style and engaging tone. From the science to the ethical implications of reexamining humanity, there's a lot for students to deal with when reading this text. These questions can help guide a discussion covering these themes.

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