The Upright Ape: A New Origin of the Species
by Aaron G. Filler, MD, PhD
Figure 5-2 Portaits of the Leading Figures in our Modern Theories of Life
Figure 5-2 Major Figures in Biology & Evolution with Key Contributions:
Carolus Linnaeus (1707 1778) - Classification and naming.
Johann Wolfgang Goethe (1749-1832) Modular theory of similarity among organisms.
Etienne Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire (1772 1844) Unity of plan in vertebrates and invertebrates.
Sir Richard Owen (1804-1892) Homology.
Charles Darwin (1809-1882) Natural selection, common descent.
Gregor Mendel (1822-1884) Pattern of genetic inheritance.
William Bateson (1861-1926) Mutations, homeotics.
Willi Hennig (1913-1976) Cladistics classification.
Ernst Mayr (1904-2005) 20th century evolutionary theory.
|Figure credits -
Linnaeus - From Bolton 1889, p. 49
Goethe - From painting by Josef Steiler 1828.
Geoffroy - Drawing by Ambroise Tardieu, Smithsonian Institution LIbrary.
Owen - Photograph by Maull & Polyblank. © The Royal Society, London - reproduced with their permission.
Darwin - Photograph by Maull & Polyblank, from Pearson, K. (1914). The life, letters and labours of Francis Galton. Cambridge, England; Cambridge University Press.
Mendel - National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland.
Bateson - University of Cambridge
Hennig - Photo by Gerd Hennig, GNU Free Documentation License
Mayr - Photograph from the archives of the Ernst Mayr Library of the Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard University - reproduced with their permission.