Dictionary of Human Evolution and Biology

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Baer, Karl Ernst Ritter Von

Estonian anatomist and embryologist, first at Königsburg, and after 1834 a member of the St. Petersburg Academy of Sciences; discovered eggs in mammalian reproductive systems (1827). Von Baer accepted Darwinism with reservations; on craniometric grounds he argued for six races, that none could be considered either inferior or superior, and that all were derived from a single stock.

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