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Do People Have 'Gill Slits' in the Womb?
Institute for Creation Research ^ | 7/23/2012 | Brian Thomas, M.S.

Posted on 07/23/2012 4:16:34 PM PDT by Former Fetus

German zoologist Ernst Haeckel is perhaps most famous for defending evolution with the argument that creatures replay their evolutionary past when developing in the womb. Since Darwin's time, textbooks have reiterated that early embryos of many vertebrates, including humans, have tiny pouches that reflect an evolutionary fish stage. More recently, embryologists thoroughly refuted that concept, and others have shown that Haeckel's drawings were partially faked. And a new online video taken from 3-D scans of a developing baby's face should bury Haeckel's old and uninformed argument.

Embryologist and evolutionist Michael Richardson and colleagues dropped a bomb on Haeckel's long-held concept known as "embryonic recapitulation." He compared Haeckel's old drawings with actual photographs of the same embryos in a 1997 technical paper.1 The comparison showed that Haeckel's drawings were frauds.

Richardson's report revealed that in order to make animal embryos look more similar at a certain early stage of development, Haeckel had omitted limb buds and heart bulges and resized and selected certain creature's embryos.2 Since Haeckel had to manipulate data to conform it to his evolutionary notions, then perhaps embryos—including human—do not rehearse their "evolutionary past" after all.

(Excerpt) Read more at icr.org ...


TOPICS: Science
KEYWORDS: evolution; fetaldevelopment; haeckel; prenataldevelopment
As the holder of a Ph.D. in Biology, I am familiar with the fraud perpetrated by Haeckel. As a born-again Christian I believe in Creationism. And, as an adult human being, endowed with common sense, I like to say "Beware of the Darwinians!"
1 posted on 07/23/2012 4:16:41 PM PDT by Former Fetus
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To: Former Fetus

I remember reading somewhere that those ‘gills’ actually became the ears. Not sure though so don’t quote me.


2 posted on 07/23/2012 4:21:42 PM PDT by SkyDancer ("Ambition Without Talent Is Sad - Talent Without Ambition Is Worse")
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To: Former Fetus

Great article! Of course, we already knew that. Thanks for the post.


3 posted on 07/23/2012 4:30:03 PM PDT by DallasDeb (usafa06mom)
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To: Former Fetus

Ontogeny recapitulates phylogeny.


4 posted on 07/23/2012 4:35:39 PM PDT by rem_mitchell
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To: Former Fetus

First the big-bang, now this. I’m not sure my highschool years had any value at all. HA!


5 posted on 07/23/2012 4:37:46 PM PDT by Damifino (The true measure of a man is found in what he would do if he knew no one would ever find out.)
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To: Former Fetus
Wow, just now catching on to what has been well known among biologists for ages?

Steven Jay Gould wrote an entire book about it in 1977, tracing the fall of the the idea to the early 20th century.

Nice to know you are catching up to arguments made a hundred years ago.

http://www.amazon.com/Ontogeny-Phylogeny-Stephen-Jay-Gould/dp/0674639405

6 posted on 07/23/2012 4:40:28 PM PDT by allmendream (Tea Party did not send GOP to D.C. to negotiate the terms of our surrender to socialism)
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To: Former Fetus
"Hey ma, I got a new girlfriend."


7 posted on 07/23/2012 4:45:22 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lame and ill-informed post)
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To: Former Fetus

Only if they will grow up to be lawyers. Sharkskin too.


8 posted on 07/23/2012 4:58:47 PM PDT by Cyman
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To: UCANSEE2

Loved that monster (”creature”) - in both movies.


9 posted on 07/23/2012 4:59:00 PM PDT by eCSMaster ('Nancy Pelosi is a DINGBAT.' - Gov. Sarah Palin)
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To: eCSMaster

I think that was Clint Eastwood dressed as the monster.


10 posted on 07/23/2012 5:23:35 PM PDT by Inyo-Mono (My greatest fear is that when I'm gone my wife will sell my guns for what I told her I paid for them)
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To: Former Fetus

Does it matter?


11 posted on 07/23/2012 5:31:09 PM PDT by stuartcr ("When silence speaks, it speaks only to those that have already decided what they want to hear.")
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To: Former Fetus

Thank You for the post, Doctor. I’ve been reading Institute for Creation Research material for over 30 years. I receive Days of Praise everyday by email, Great stuff. God Bless!


12 posted on 07/23/2012 5:35:02 PM PDT by Colorado Cowgirl (God bless America!)
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To: Former Fetus
The old "ontogeny recapitulates ontology" thing again.
13 posted on 07/23/2012 5:36:20 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the sociopath.)
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To: Former Fetus

Beep!


14 posted on 07/23/2012 5:39:39 PM PDT by YHAOS (you betcha!)
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To: Former Fetus
I always thought there was something fishy about that.
15 posted on 07/23/2012 5:48:55 PM PDT by datura (Democrat = Socialist, Progressive Democrat = Communist)
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To: Former Fetus

I had a college friend who had to have minor surgery with something to do with “gills that didn’t disapear.” It was covered with skin and I don’t remember how it was discovered. I didn’t make it up because I had never heard of people having gills! LOL!


16 posted on 07/23/2012 6:48:19 PM PDT by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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To: Former Fetus

P.S. It was on her neck below her ear. IIRC, only on one side of her neck.


17 posted on 07/23/2012 6:49:32 PM PDT by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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To: Former Fetus
Very interesting. Would you mind saying where you studied biology? What was your thesis on?

I'm not challenging you; I'm genuinely curious because I've never gotten to speak with a holder of a Doctorate in biology who denies evolution. You're a rare animal.
18 posted on 07/26/2012 5:05:30 PM PDT by aNYCguy
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To: aNYCguy
I got my PhD from the University of South Carolina. My dissertation was on the hormonal induction of the mouse mammary tumor virus in C3H mouse mammary epithelium (just a long way to say "causes of breast cancer in mice"). Molecular endocrinology was my field of expertise, but developental biology was my second favorite area. Most of my readings on evolution have taken place graduation when I found myself teaching college-level biology.

A rare animal? Hardly. Go to WWW.DISSENTFROMDARWIN.ORG (sorry, I cannot get the link to work) and click on download the list. And this is just one example!

19 posted on 07/26/2012 8:09:59 PM PDT by Former Fetus (Saved by grace through faith)
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To: Former Fetus
A rare animal? Hardly. Go to WWW.DISSENTFROMDARWIN.ORG

Do they have a version of the list with only biology-related signatories? I mean, the first guy on the list is a physical chemist, and a few signatories later is a geology professor in Nigeria.
20 posted on 08/01/2012 12:46:59 AM PDT by aNYCguy
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To: Former Fetus

Amen.. and bookmark.


21 posted on 08/01/2012 12:53:22 AM PDT by antceecee (Bless us Father.. have mercy on us and protect us from evil.)
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