Alpheus Hyatt (1838-1902)

Along with E. Cope, the most prominent American neo-Lamarckian. Advocated a theory of "racial senility" based on the analogy of ontogeny with phylogeny, which became the bulwark of orthogenetic theories in the U.S.; his followers included C. Beecher at Yale. Founder and first editor of the American Naturalist; first president of Woods Hole laboratory.


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