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Understanding the Models: Lamarck and the Inheritance of Acquired Characteristics

This reading is from a book by Jean Baptiste de Lamarck called Zoological Philosophy. Answer the questions below and be prepared to discuss them in class.

1. To what view does Lamarck object in the first part of the reading?

2. What does Lamarck argue happened to the species alleged to be lost?

3. By what mechanism has that happened? (How specifically?)

4. What data does Lamarck rely on for his argument?

 

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