Embryonic Recapitulation


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Embryonic Recapitulation is the evolutionary theory that embryos reconstruct evolutionary forms in the development of the organism. This is often stated as "ontogeny recapitulates phylogeny." It is the theory that a human embryo's development appears to represent the different stages in evolutionary development. Ernst Haeckel (1834-1919) is best associated with this idea. The theory has not stood against examination.