Haeckel’s Evolving view of evolution

Ernst Haeckel and the Unity of Culture In addition to describing and naming thousands of new species the German biologist and philosopher Ernst Haeckel was behind some of history’s most impressive meetings of science and art. Dr Mario A. Di Gregorio explores Haeckel’s unique idea of “monism” which lies behind the mesmerising illustrations of his […]

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Battle of Saipan

During the Battle of Saipan, Marines stormed the beaches of strategically important Japanese island Saipan in order to acquire the key air base from which the USA originates. Faced with the harsh Japanese resistance, Americans were flying out of the airplanes to set up a bridgehead, fight Japanese soldiers inland and force the Japanese army to withdraw northward. Without supplies, the battle of Saipan was hopeless for defenders, but Japanese were determined to fight for the last man. Without getting enough supplies, a battle under Saipan would have been hopeless for the Japanese, but the Japanese were determined to fight […]

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