What does a 375 million-year-old fish have to do with Sonic the Hedgehog?
I’ll give you a hint: It has to do with the evolution of thumbs! To know the rest, you’ll have to watch this week’s It’s Okay To Be Smart. Do it. Do it now.
Joining me this week is none other than Dr. Neil Shubin, discoverer of the famous Tiktaalik fossil. He’s got a three-part series called Your Inner Fish premiering this Wednesday at 10 PM Eastern on PBS. It’s basically just like this video, only with fewer Sega Genesis references and more Arctic paleontology expeditions.
I’m 100% not sorry for all the thumb puns this week :)