Embryonic Recapitulation


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.