• Roger Jankowski


The most amazing experience in writing this book was that I could find so much precise data published independently and scattered throughout the scientific literature each time I was searching for a missing logical link to the theory that evolution may help to understand the human embryologic development of the nose. The chain of events, however, is far from being complete, and, paraphrasing Darwin, my feeling is that this book is lacking many pages, that the remaining pages are lacking paragraphs, the remaining paragraphs lacking lines, the remaining lines lacking words, and the remaining words lacking letters. The lesson is, however, that rough data always merit to be published if it has been collected in a scientific way, but that interpretation is subject to change according to the evolution of ideas and paradigms. Little by little, the puzzle of life on Earth might be decrypted, with the pieces falling into place one by one.

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© Springer-Verlag France 2013

Authors and Affiliations

  • Roger Jankowski
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  1. 1.Faculté de Médecine Service ORL - CHUUniversité de LorraineNancyFrance

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