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Transformations of LamarckismFrom Subtle Fluids to Molecular Biology$
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Snait B. Gissis and Eva Jablonka

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780262015141

Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: August 2013

DOI: 10.7551/mitpress/9780262015141.001.0001

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Lamarck’s Dangerous Idea

Lamarck’s Dangerous Idea

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Transformations of Lamarckism

Stuart A. Newman

Ramray Bhat

The MIT Press

This chapter discusses the relationship of Lamarck's ideas to knowledge concerning generation of biological forms during development by physical and physicochemical processes pertaining to complex materials. It discusses the environment dependence of phenotypes, summarizes the key points of Darwinian natural selection, and compares inheritance of differentiation with inheritance of development.

Keywords:   Lamarck, phenotypes, natural selection, inheritance, differentiation, development

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