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Haeckel's Embryos: Fraud Rediscovered

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Science  05 Sep 1997:
Vol. 277, Issue 5331, pp. 1435
DOI: 10.1126/science.277.5331.1435a

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Using modern techniques, a British researcher has photographed embryos like those pictured in the famous, century-old drawings by Ernst Haeckel--proving that Haeckel's images were falsified. Haeckel once admitted to his peers that he doctored the drawings, but that confession was forgotten.