50 things every biologist should know

Joe Felsenstein joe at removethispart.gs.washington.edu
Tue Apr 12 18:56:07 EST 2005


Jeff Houlahan  <jeffhoul at unbsj.ca> wrote:
>31.  What is meant by the inheritance of acquired traits, who made this
>claim, and why was he wrong?

Must not have been Lamarck, since he simply accepted the everyday observation
of his day that acquired traits are then inherited.  Everybody knew that,
and they would have been astonished to hear someone say that Lamarck had
originated that notion.

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Joe Felsenstein         joe at removethispart.gs.washington.edu
 Department of Genome Sciences and Department of Biology,
 University of Washington, Box 357730, Seattle, WA 98195-7730 USA
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