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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.