Tag: Haeckel

Diatom

By Carl Zimmer | June 28, 2008 9:58 pm

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Richard writes, “On my shoulder. Taken from an engraving by Ernest Haekel.”

Carl: Here’s the Wikipedia page on diatoms, those abundant microscopic shell-builders of the sea. And here’s a gallery of Haeckel’s amazing illustrations—many tattoos in the making (and made, in some cases).

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Brittle Star

By Carl Zimmer | February 17, 2008 9:20 am

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“This is another Haeckel- a brittle star. I am a physical chemist, but I’ve always admired Haeckel’s obsessive use of visual and design analogy to bolster his (useful, but not entirely correct) ideas about evolution. ” -Aurelia Honerkamp-Smith, PhD student, University of Washington.

Click here to go to the full Science Tattoo Emporium.

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The Tree of Life

By Carl Zimmer | February 17, 2008 8:18 am

tree of life“I’m a biochemist, but I’ve always been fascinated by evolution. Here’s my tattoo representing the tree of life, based loosely on a couple of phylogenetic trees drawn by Ernst Haeckel. Here it is attached to the pictures that inspired it.”–Kevin

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Haeckel

By Carl Zimmer | February 17, 2008 12:07 am

Haeckel“This is a Tubulariae organism penned by the German biologist and artist Ernst Haeckel . Flower-like – it is in fact a marine organism – I love the ambiguity. The image can be found in Haeckel’s original grand publication Kunstformen der natur (1904) . A stunning book.” – Science journalist.

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