Lamarkian type learning?

stodgell at kuhub.cc.ukans.edu stodgell at kuhub.cc.ukans.edu
Tue Dec 6 13:34:27 EST 1994


Lamark v. Darwin

A friend of ability learn could be dependent on the environment in which 
the parents were in.  The idea is that nature would alter protein expression
in the eggs and sperm such that the indivuals propensity for learning and 
memory are enhanced.  This suggests that learning and memory capabilities
are transmitted in a Lamarkian manner rather than over several generations 
(Darwinian).  
 
To me this may be plausible since the environment can effect many differing
cell system (ie., hormonal, nervous, immune).  So why not the sex cells?

Any comment?

Chris
individuals




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