We cannot return to childhood, but we can embrace our childishness.

“Ontogenesis is a brief and rapid recapitulation of phylogenesis, determined by the physiological functions of heredity and adaptation.” ― Ernest Haeckel, 1899

In 1866, Ernst Haeckel coined the phrase “ontogeny recapitulates phylogeny,” which means an individual’s embryonic development proceeds through the stages of the species’ evolution… It was a heady theory for 1866 when Darwin’s theory of evolution was staggering people’s senses. However, there is no truth to it…

Certain features of the current human species will be eliminated, while other traits will prevail. The question for us is whether we have any control over this? I’m not talking about eugenics, I’m talking about learning. What does this mean for the future?

The Evolution of Form

The Evolution of Mind

Your Childhood

Nature Versus Nurture

Back To Square One

Becoming Reaquainted

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