Since the 19th century these illustrations have been used to support the hypothesis of universal common ancestry.
Biology textbooks typically portray the embryos of different groups of vertebrates as starting off development in a highly similar fashion, reflecting common ancestry.
Dr. Prothero, a geologist and prominent “skeptic,” has a long history of interaction with Darwin-doubters.
The first lecture I attended on my first day of college at the University of California at San Diego in 1996 was for the course “History of the Earth and Evolution.”
The notion that Haeckel’s drawings were fraudulent or fake did not originate with proponents of intelligent design.