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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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Evolution as Progressing Complexity

Evolution as Progressing Complexity

(p.381) 38 Evolution as Progressing Complexity
Transformations of Lamarckism

Raphael Falk

The MIT Press

This chapter suggests that Lamarck advanced the theory that the history of organic evolution is based on a progressive increase of complexity as the very consequence of the cumulative continuity of the process. This conception of complexity is based on the reorganizational basis of existing systems of individuals that are constrained within their environment.

Keywords:   Lamarck, organic evolution, evolution, complexity, cumulative continuity

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