And there's more to this lie than just the acknowledged fraud, too.
What I venture to ask here is how anyone could ever have been fooled in the first place.
How could anyone fail to see the most obvious implication of such a proposal? Namely, stillborn children should emerge as fish, salamanders, and chickens. Nobody should have been unaware if children were born with feathers and proceeded to strut around the yard and crow in the morning.
I maintain the fact that such things have never been observed should have conferred common-sense immunity to anyone who did not intend to be fooled by "HÃƒÂ¤ckel."
If HÃƒÂ¤ckel & co. claim the baby becomes successively different animals, how does one reconcile the failure of these animals to turn up when pregnancies go wrong? Not just human pregnancies - all mammals were thought to pass through stages. But no dog's ever produced a fish. How obvious is that!?
But of course, that's not what HÃƒÂ¤ckel actually taught. That's Straw HÃƒÂ¤ckel. Straw HÃƒÂ¤ckel was invented so they could disavow something, while still keeping everything
the real HÃƒÂ¤ckel taught (minus his catch-phrase, because it'd be too obvious).
There will probably be someone just itchin' to accuse me of making this up.http://dannyreviews...._Phylogeny.html
The idea that the development of individuals is a progression through adult ancestral forms, epitomised in the saying "ontogeny recapitulates phylogeny", has played an important part in the history of biology. Since the rejection of recapitulationist ideas in the early part of this century, however, the study of links between development and evolution has been relatively neglected.
See that term 'adult'. They currently disavow this idea, claiming that recapitulation of developmental forms occurs. Well, when we look at what HÃƒÂ¤ckel's drawings, they do not contain adult versions of any creature! Only Straw HÃƒÂ¤ckel claimed recapitulation of adult
forms. The real liar didn't. But in order to pretend they're going to play straight (as if!) they invented straw HÃƒÂ¤ckel and straw recap.