Mt. Haeckel P500 SPS / WSC
Mt. Wallace SPS / WSC

Wed, Aug 4, 2004

With: Michael Graupe
Matthew Holliman
Mark Thomas
David Wright

Etymology
Mt. Haeckel
Mt. Wallace
Story Photos / Slideshow Map Profile

Mt. Haeckel (13,418 ft.)

Named by T.S. Solomons in 1895

"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."
- 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)


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