Pictures of Evolution and Charges of Fraud

  title={Pictures of Evolution and Charges of Fraud},
  author={N. Hopwood},
  pages={260 - 301}
Comparative illustrations of vertebrate embryos by the leading nineteenth‐century Darwinist Ernst Haeckel have been both highly contested and canonical. Though the target of repeated fraud charges since 1868, the pictures were widely reproduced in textbooks through the twentieth century. Concentrating on their first ten years, this essay uses the accusations to shed light on the novelty of Haeckel’s visual argumentation and to explore how images come to count as proper representations or… Expand
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