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Ernst Haeckel - Wanderbilder

Volcano Tandikat West
coast of Sumatra (1904)

"The natural miracles of the tropical world  of Ceylon and Insulinde." Ernst Haeckel (pronounced Heckle) was a 19th century biologist and  contemporary of Charles Darwin.  He is one of the founding fathers of the racist and elitist concept of Social Darwinism that the likes of Adolph Hitler and Henry Ford championed.  I don't think Haeckel really understood natural selection (He was a Lamarckian.) or he never would have dreamed up his absurd version of the philosophy/metaphysics he called monism.  Although his racist and philosophical theories are discredited, his work as a draftsman and illustrator of nature is quite good as evidenced by his Wanderbilder.

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