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Nature's Beauty and Haeckel's Talents

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Science  17 Jun 2005:
Vol. 308, Issue 5729, pp. 1746
DOI: 10.1126/science.1112998

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Proteus. A Nineteenth Century Vision. By David Lebrun. First Run/Icarus Films, New York, 2004. 61 minutes. www.frif.com/new2004/pro.html

Centered around Ernst Haeckel, this film touches on life in the deep seas, 19th-century oceanography, and a series of dualities: science and art, materialism and religion, rationality and mysticism, and the outer world and the inner psyche.