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Re: four winged Archaeopteryx
franklin e. bliss writes:
> More specifically (excuse the pun) today a similar and somewhat
> more believable concept is often stated that PRO "Phyogeny
> recapitulates Ontogeny".
Eh, I don't see how that helps matters _at all_. Phylogeny can't
recapitute ontogeny as phylogeny (as a process) is in the past and
ontogeny is in the present. If this restatement of Haeckel's "law"
means anything at all, it's that you can change the usual direction
I think it's much more helpful just to insert "sometimes" to indicate
that the "law" is actually a description. Ontogeny sometimes
/o ) \/ Mike Taylor <firstname.lastname@example.org> http://www.miketaylor.org.uk
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