Haeckel Ernst Heinrich


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Haeckel

(hĕk′əl), Ernst Heinrich 1834-1919.
German philosopher and naturalist who supported Darwin's theory, mapped a genealogical tree relating all animal life, and developed the maxim "Ontogeny recapitulates phylogeny."
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