Wednesday, December 17, 2008

"Strange Science"

images from Strange Science by various aritists

ps - if the pictures look strange, then click on them.
I don't know why it's doing that.

art vs. science

advertised as a mermaid
and let me add this taxidermied something or other:

human monstrosities - first feared then revered.
neat: "German zoologist Ernst Haeckel claimed that "ontogeny recapitulates phylogeny," or that an animal's embryological development repeats the stages of its ancestral evolution. This picture comparing embryos was intended to support that view. "

apparently this was based on an elephant. Early Modern stuff is awesome.