They say science is a process, not a destination. If that's the case, we've hit on some very dumb things in that process. Sometimes, those things are downright bizarre: why did people ever think barnacles gave birth to geese? But sometimes, it's understandable: from where you're standing, it really looks like the sun revolves around the Earth, doesn't it? That second category is where recapitulation theory falls. A developing embryo kind of looks like it repeats its species' stages of evolution — even though it definitely does not.
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Written by Ashley Hamer October 30, 2017
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