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What do you mean by a lie?

Steven Shapin: Haeckel’s Embryos

4 May 2016
Haeckel’s Embryos: Images, Evolution and Fraud 
by Nick Hopwood.
Chicago, 388 pp., £31.50, May 2015, 978 0 226 04694 5
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... Then it’s likely you’ll be shown a version of a picture produced by Haeckel which makes the biogenetic law visible and which impresses its meaning more vividly than language could ever do. As NickHopwood shows, this picture persists in present-day scientific discussions despite of – and in many cases because of – its being faulty or even fraudulent. The original version of the most famous ...

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