New Books Network interview:
Nick Hopwood: Haeckel’s Embryos: Images, Evolution, and Fraud, University of Chicago Press, 2015
By Laura Stark et al. | 30 November 2015 | newbooksnetwork.com
How do apologists for evolution close ranks to defend fraud? Twisting and turning, changing the subject, clever use of language. Why do they feel the need to invest so much effort?
. . . for in them Haeckel drew the development of human embryos alongside that of other animals and, in retrospect, seemed to illustrate his famous claim that “ontogeny recapitulates phylogeny” . . . Hopwood’s far-reaching and intricate analysis explains how one of the most controversial images in the history of science . . . has also been one of its most successful. . .
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