Ernst Haeckel

Ernst Haeckel

German evolutionary biologist, a representative of scientific materialism, a supporter and advocate of the doctrine of Charles Darwin
An irrefutable proof that such single-celled primaeval animals really existed as the direct ancestors of Man, is furnished according to the fundamental law of biogeny by the fact that the human egg is nothing more than a simple cell.More Ernst Haeckel quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
By ecology we understand the total science of the connections of the organism to the surrounding external world.More Ernst Haeckel quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I established the opposite view, that this history of the embryo (ontogeny) must be completed by a second, equally valuable, and closely connected branch of thought - the history of race (phylogeny). Both of these branches of evolutionary science, are, in my opinion, in the closest causal connection; this arises from the reciprocal action of the laws of heredity and adaptation... 'ontogenesis is a brief and rapid recapitulation of phylogenesis, determined by the physiological functions of heredity (generation) and adapMore Ernst Haeckel quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Ontogeny re-capitulates phylogeny.More Ernst Haeckel quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
As our mother earth is a mere speck in the sunbeam in the illimitable universe, so man himself is but a tiny grain of protoplasm in the perishable framework of organic nature. [This] clearly indicates the true place of man in nature, but it dissipates the prevalent illusion of man's supreme importance and the arrogance with which he sets himself apart from the illimitable universe and exalts himself to the position of its most valuable element.More Ernst Haeckel quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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