Dear Time Editor,
Thank you for publishing the feature on prenatal development (11/11/02).
Despite the usual disclaimers, the information provided should impress most
people with the incredible design in life -- that indeed requires a Designer.
Yet your caption editor perpetuates the long discredited hoax of 19th Century
embryologist Ernst Haeckel, that 40 day human embryos have gills and are
indistinguishable from other organisms. (See http://www.answersingenesis.org/docs/380.asp and
http://zygote.swarthmore.edu/evo5.html ) That must be what comes from a public
school education, since textbooks still perpetuate the myth.
Ross Olson MD
5512 14th Ave. So.
Minneapolis MN 55417