Here. A review of Haeckel’s Embryos: Images, Evolution, and Fraud
Shoot. At one time, the Haeckel fakes were just another Darwin sneery (= Sure, he lied, but so what? You people need to be lied to!)
So now it matters that someone is lying, even though his lies support Darwin?:
Haeckel wanted to convince his readers that all vertebrates share a common ancestor, and that, as he put it, “ontogeny recapitulates phylogeny” – our embryonic development repeats our evolutionary past. This aphorism was soon disproved, but the use of Haeckel’s drawings persisted, particularly in education. There were waves of criticism, from the 1870s when the drawings were published, up to 1997 as Haeckel’s “fraud” was rediscovered and exploited by creationists.
Excuse O’Leary for News, but all that the creationists did was point out that the embryos were fraudulent.
And a natural question arises, so what else is fake, if these lies were protected so long?
I remember being preached to about the embryos in the sacrosanct halls of science. Apparently, people had known for decades even then that the embryos were one of biology’s famous fakes.
And Darwin’s followers, from whom you may shortly be hearing below, actually wonder why people don’t believe them?
Why we insist on the right to offer dissenting views?
When counselling women trapped in toxic relationships, I tend to say: Here is a key indicator of sociopathy: He doesn’t see why you should care so much that he lied to you. Chances are, he is lying now. Get OUT of the relationship. And get out now. Look, we could get the police to help you. But it can likely be done much more discreetly and conveniently, which is better for you.
Maybe some wavering Darwin followers need this sort of advice too, especially if they are trying to integrate Darwinism with any traditional morality or philosophy.
See also: Sportscaster to be fired for supporting ID on live TV? If so, Darwin’s followers are raising the stakes. Don’t think you can watch the game in peace any more—not unless you acknowledge their prophet. Gosh, you must care about him a lot, to keep doing that.
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