Haeckel, Embryos, and Evolution

  title={Haeckel, Embryos, and Evolution},
  author={Michael K. Richardson and James Hanken and Lynne Selwood and Glenda M. Wright and Robert J. Richards and Claude Pieau and Albert Raynaud},
  pages={983 - 983}
A recent study ([1][1]) coauthored by several of us and discussed by Elizabeth Pennisi (Research News, 5 Sept. 1997, [p. 1435][2]) examined inaccuracies in embryo drawings published last century by Ernst Haeckel. Our work has been used in a nationally televised debate to attack evolutionary theory, 
Jonathan Wells’s entire chapter on embryology amounts to little more than a misreading of Darwin, Haeckel, and others, combined with a general failure to acknowledge recent work onHaeckel and his embryos by Gould, Richardson, andOthers.
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