Ernst Heinrich Philipp August Haeckel (February 16, 1834 – August 9, 1919),also written von Haeckel, was an eminent German biologist, naturalist, philosopher, physician, professor
and artist who discovered, described and named thousands of new species, mapped a genealogical tree
relating all life forms, and coined many terms in biology, including anthropogeny, ecology, phylum, phylogeny,
stem cell, and the kingdom Protista.
One of Haeckel's books did a great deal to explain "Darwinism" to the world. It was a bestselling,
provocatively illustrated book in German, titled Natürliche Schöpfungsgeschichte, published in Berlin in 1868,
and translated into English as The History of Creation in 1876. It was frequently reprinted until 1926.
“The real cause of personal existence is not the favor of the Almighty,
but the sexual love of one's earthly parents”