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Lessons from Embryos: Haeckel's Embryo Drawings, Evolution, and Secondary Biology Textbooks


Abstract In 1997, developmental biologist Michael Richardson compared his research team's embryo photographs to Ernst Haeckel's 1874 embryo drawings and called Haeckel's work noncredible.Science soon published <&ldquo;>Haeckel's Embryos: Fraud Rediscovered,<&rdquo;> and Richardson's comments further reinvigorated criticism of Haeckel by others with articles in The American Biology Teacher, <&ldquo;>Haeckel's Embryos and Evolution: Setting the Record Straight <&rdquo;> and the New York Times, <&ldquo;>Biology Text Illustrations more Fiction than Fact.<&rdquo;> Meanwhile, others emphatically stated that the goal of comparative embryology was not to resurrect Haeckel... (more)
Created Date 2014
Contributor Wellner, Karen Linette (Author) / Maienschein, Jane (Advisor) / Ellison, Karin D. (Committee member) / Creath, Richard (Committee member) / Robert, Jason S. (Committee member) / Laubichler, Manfred D. (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Evolution & development / Teacher education / History of science / biology education / biology textbook / BSCS / embryo / evolution education / Haeckel
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 236 pages
Language English
Rights All Rights Reserved
Note Ed.D. Biology 2014
Collaborating Institutions ASU Graduate College / ASU Libraries
Additional Formats MODS / OAI Dublin Core / RIS


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