Re: Heackel's embryos: fraud

George Murphy (
Thu, 27 Nov 1997 08:25:33 -0500

McCarrick, Allan wrote:
> The 9/5/97 issue of SCIENCE (vol 277, p. 1435) reported that the drawings
> by Ernst Haeckel in 1874 showing that embryos of various vertebrate
> groups go through identical stages of development were significantly
> altered by the author to prove his point. ............................
> This sounds like another case of the enthusiasm for proving evolution
> clouding the ethical behavior of those defending the theory. But lets's
> not forget that, like the Piltdown man affair, a practicing scientist who
> in all probability is a firm evolutionist is reporting the fraud.

& of course the Paluxy mantracks, shrinking sun, &c are examples
of science at its best.
George Murphy