The Evolution of Man — Volume 2

The Evolution of Man — Volume 2

By Ernst Heinrich Philipp August Haeckel

  • Release Date : 1919-08-09
  • Genre : Life Sciences
  • FIle Size : 0.27 MB
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The Evolution of Man — Volume 2 In turning from the embryology to the phylogeny of man—from the development of the individual to that of the species—we must bear in mind the direct causal connection that exists between these two main branches of the science of human evolution. This important causal nexus finds its simplest expression in "the fundamental law of organic development", the content and purport of which we have fully considered in the first chapter. According to this biogenetic law, ontogeny is a brief and condensed recapitulation of phylogeny. If this compendious reproduction were complete in all cases, it would be very easy to construct the whole story of evolution on an embryonic basis.