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Copying Pictures, Evidencing Evolution

Wednesday 18 May 2016 at 15:49

Copying — unoriginal, dull, and derivative by definition — can be creative, contested, and consequential in its effects. Nick Hopwood tracks Haeckel’s embryos, some of the most controversial pictures in the history of science, and explores how copying put them among the most widely seen.

Source: http://publicdomainreview.org/2016/05/18/copying-pictures-evidencing-evolution/