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Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Your Inner Fish

Our Adult Forum will be led by Dr. Julie Wade. She is a member of our church and a retired professor of Biology from Milligan College. She will lead a series of forums beginning on Evolution Sunday.

Here is her description from our
Adult Forum Blog:


Have you ever wondered why your body is made like it is?


In a recent book by Dr. Neil Shubin entitled
Your Inner Fish—A Journey into the 3.5-Billion-Year History of the Human Body, Dr. Shubin describes the evolutionary process that has resulted in our current human forms.



Dr. Shubin is a paleontologist who teaches gross anatomy to medical students at the University of Chicago. He maintains that in order to understand how our body is made and functions, we must understand its history.


In a series of talks, I’ll be using his book as a basis to explain such structures and systems as our hands, teeth, body plan, sense of smell, sense of hearing, and others. I’ll then try to help us understand the meaning of it all by emphasizing the importance of our evolutionary heritage and why it simply cannot be denied.

We owe a great deal to our Inner Fish!!!!


Dr. Julie Wade is a retired Professor of Biology from Milligan College. In her teaching career spanning 27 years, she taught a variety of anatomically based courses, including Comparative Anatomy, Human Anatomy and Physiology, and Histology, and will use that background to add to the presentation.


Please join us at 9:45 for this fascinating view of our evolutionary history. You'll be very welcome, and as always, superior childcare is provided.

6 comments:

  1. Always knew I was part fish. I do LOVE the water so.

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  2. Yeah! They brought on backbones, vertebrae, quadripedal locomotion, jaws, and teeth, at the least.

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  3. There is the science (reason, rationality, observation, etc.)

    And now the religion (poetry, metaphor, feeling)

    Song of the Fish People

    by Pat Boran

    Give us legs and arms
    to run and fight and kill,
    then give us other skills
    to plant and farm.

    Give us warm blood
    to feel the variations
    of temperature, the patience
    to untangle bad from good

    while the known world spins,
    and give us the desire
    to create, and the fire
    to destroy. And take the fins.

    But leave us always tears
    that we may not forget
    the salty depths
    of our formative years.

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  4. This is why I don't eat sea food...

    It's PEOPLE!!!!

    :)

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  5. Some one from Milligan admits that evolution is true? I'm shocked.

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  6. She is one of the few, the proud, the Darwinists.

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