Our arms, legs, necks and lungs were bequeathed to us by a fish that lumbered onto land some 375 million years ago. The genetic legacy of this creature can be seen today in our own DNA, including the...
In this three-part series Richard Dawkins, the evolutionary scientist and bestselling author, takes us on a journey of discovery. How does evolution work? How do we know it's true - and why... See full summary »
The Naked Cowboy,
This PBS documentary should be required viewing in schools as early as 6th or 7th grade. Neil Shubin's enthusiasm (which his old partner makes note of in the first episode) is so captivating as he takes on a journey across the globe and reliving his memories of the discoveries he and his colleagues made years ago. I love the variety of case studies that reveal broader scientific facts about evolution. I had a general understanding of anatomy and evolution coming into this documentary, but I learned so many new and interesting facts like how similar our embryos are to fish and reptiles even after millions of years of evolution. The high quality of the animation and motion graphics are icing on the cake. I hope PBS stays around forever. It's so nice to see our tax dollars well spent once in a while.
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