- the Lamarckian theory that characteristics acquired by habit, use, or disuse may be passed on to future generations through inheritance.
Origin of Lamarckism
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This is Lamarckism before Lamarck, as his grandson pointed out.Evolution in Modern Thought
The specificity of the form as a whole is contingent also according to Lamarckism.
These opinions, which recall the teleological aspect of Lamarckism, are entirely unsupported by proof.Darwin and Modern Science
A.C. Seward and Others
So to a certain extent, at least, Lamarckism can be said to rest upon a causa vera.
PackardsJ explanations are evidently a mixture of Lamarckism and Darwinism.
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