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Failures of Evolution: Phylogeny Recapitulates Ontogeny

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Published on Jun 29, 2014

Modern developmental biologists believe that vertebrate embryos pass through a common phylotypic stage. The theory was first promoted by Ernst Haeckel, whose fake drawings were published in biology texts for nearly a century. Current research shows that Haeckel's drawings were made to look as if there were a common phylotypic stage, although there isn't.

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