>> Saturday, January 23, 2010
Haeckel’s Pictures: Do embryos rehearse evolutionary stages?
|The Naturalistic Evolutionary Model:||An Intelligent Design -|
Young Earth/Cataclysm Model:
The stages of evolution will be confirmed in embryonic stages of complex organisms such as mammals.
Any supposed similarity
between embryonic stages and evolution will be found to be superficial.
This idea, which is often displayed in science textbooks has since been modified by evolutionary scientists. The man who originally proposed this idea, Ernst Haeckel, purposely falsified his drawings to improve the acceptance of his theory. Since that time further study has indicated that there are similarities in stages of embryo development that could be interpreted in evolutionary terms.
However, embryo development clearly does not rehearse evolutionary stages.