Ernst Hein·rich [ernst hahyn-rikh], /ɛrnst ˈhaɪn rɪx/, 1834–1919, German biologist and philosopher of evolution.
- Haeck·e·li·an [he-kee-lee-uhn], /hɛˈki li ən/, adjective, noun
- Haeck·el·ism, noun
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How to use Haeckel in a sentence
Haeckel says the best definition of Evolution is "the non-miraculous origin and progress of the universe."
Haeckel insists that the theory demands but a single primeval germ as the ancestor of all living things.
Haeckel admits that the belief that this is the missing link is strongly combatted by some distinguished scientists.
Haeckel, Ostwald, and Mach have each given the world a constructive system of thought.An Interpretation of Rudolf Eucken's Philosophy | W. Tudor Jones
Haeckel's system is mainly poetico-mythical, chiefly on the lines of some of the pre-Socratic philosophers.An Interpretation of Rudolf Eucken's Philosophy | W. Tudor Jones
British Dictionary definitions for Haeckel
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
- Haeckelian (hɛˈkiːlɪən), adjective
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Scientific definitions for Haeckel
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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