"Was named in 1895 by T. S. Solomons in honor of Ernst Haeckel
(1834-1919), the best known of the German Darwinists and author
of the law of recapitulation."
Mt. Haeckel (13,418 ft.)
Named by T.S. Solomons in 1895
- Erwin Gudde, California Place Names
"Influential German evolutionist, morphologist, and developmental biologist.
Following Muller, he argued that 'ontogeny recapitulates phylogeny' and
therefore that phylogeny should be reconstructed on the sole basis of
ontogeny. The first important exponent of evolution in the German-speaking
world, he also was the first in the world to create explicitly evolutionary
phylogenies of all animals. He was broadly Darwinian,
but had Lamarckian and
vitalist tendencies. His speculative and somewhat spiritualistic approach
brought him into a decades-long conflict with the influential,
anti-evolutionary Prussian anthropologist and pathologist Virchow. Haeckel's
attempt to describe human evolution in racial terms later became a part of
the pseudo-scientific basis for Nazism. Haeckel coined the term 'ecology.'"
- Lefalophodon (online)
References to can also be found in these files:
More of Bob's Trip Reports
For more information see these SummitPost pages: Mt. Haeckel - Mt. Wallace
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