Pioneering palaeontologist Neil Shubin reveals the deep connections between the cosmos and the human body – from today right back to the Big Bang.
Neil Shubin is a palaeontologist in the great
tradition of his mentors, Ernst Mayr and Stephen Jay Gould.
He has discovered
fossils around the world that have changed the way we think about many of the
key transitions in evolution and has pioneered a new synthesis of expeditionary
palaeontology, developmental genetics and genomics.
He trained at
Columbia, Harvard and Berkeley and is currently a Professor in the Department
of Organismal Biology and Anatomy at the University of Chicago.