Author Neil Schubin's Series Concludes With "Your Inner Monkey"
Our primate progenitors had bodies a lot like those of modern monkeys and spent tens of millions of years living in trees. From them we inherited our versatile hands, amazing vision and capable brains — but also some less beneficial traits, including our bad backs and terrible sense of smell. Author Neil Shubin (photo) hosts.
Your Inner Monkey is part three (of three) episodes from the series Your Inner Fish. Based on the best-selling book, the series travels from Africa to the Arctic Circle to uncover the 3.5 billion year history of the human body — and how a colorful cast of ancient characters made us who we are today.