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Majors animal: Scientist names

NameWho they are
Ernst Haekel The German zoologist whose influential hypothesis stated each successive change in development of an organism represented an adult form present in its evolutionary history. Ex: a human embryo with gill depressions in its neck signifies fishlike ancestors
Alfred Russel Wallace Developed from his research the same theories as Darwin and persuaded Darwin to publish his results.
Sir Charles Lyell Established the principal of uniformitarianism and his book, "Principles of Geology" greatly influenced Darwin during his formative years.
Thomas Henry Huxley One of England's greatest zoologists and became one of Darwin's foremost advocates and engaged in bitter debates with Darwin's critics.
Charles Darwin From his research on the Beagle's voyage to the Galapagos Islands, he published a book titled, "On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection" in 1859.
August Weismann A German biologist who rejected Lamarckian inheritance by showing experimentally that modifications of an organism during its lifetime do not change its heredity.
Jean Baptiste de Lamarck Provided first scientific explanation for evolution via the mechanism of inheritance of acquired characteristics. Ex: giraffes obtained long necks because their ancestors stretched and lengthened their necks.
T.R. Malthus Published an essay on populations which stated that animal and plant populations, including humans, tend to increase beyond the capacity of their environment to support them.
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