- Ernst Hein·rich [ernst hahyn-rikh] /ɛrnst ˈhaɪn rɪx/, 1834–1919, German biologist and philosopher of evolution.
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On its relation to Haeckel's biogenetic law, see below, p. 255.
Haeckel had an intense admiration for Goethe's morphological work.
Haeckel was not the original discoverer of the law of recapitulation.
The concept of correlation had simply no meaning for Haeckel.
Haeckel had no slightest feeling for the true meaning of correlation.
- Ernst Heinrich (ɛrnst ˈhainrɪç). 1834–1919, German biologist and philosopher. He formulated the recapitulation theory of evolution and was an exponent of the philosophy of materialistic monism
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- German philosopher and naturalist who supported Darwin's theory and mapped a genealogical tree relating all animal life.
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- German naturalist who was the first to attempt a genealogical tree of all animals. He was also one of the first scientists to publicly support Darwin's theory of evolution. His own ideas about evolution attracted popular attention, and though they were later disproved, they helped to stimulate biological research.
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