In many ways Lamarck is the real founder of evolutionary theory, not Darwin.
Although a generation earlier with less of the trappings of modern ‘professional’ science he nonetheless had the basics right (and this does not refer to his idea of adaptation, now in a comeback due to epigenetics).
He saw that evolution had two aspects:
a drive toward complexity
the adaptation of these forms environmentally.
this prefigures the idea of macro and micro evolution
Darwinism totally misses the first point, which implies some teleological aspect, which ‘scientists’ totally reject with darwinism as a substitute.
To the extent that epigenetics casts doubt on simplistic Darwinian or other schemes of evolution, its main role may be that of “spoiler.”
Source: Epigenetic Change: Lamarck, Wake Up, You’re Wanted in the Conference Room! | Evolution News
In a study of mice forced to inhale large doses of nicotine carried large epigenetics signatures that affected their offspring:The result might explain why the experiments also found the male mice’s offspring—and grandoffspring—exhibited abnormal behavior and learning impairments.“Until now, m
Source: Researchers: Nicotine effects persist through several generations of mice, via sperm | Uncommon Descent
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Postcapitalism in the age of climate catastrophe
February 27th, 2018 Continue reading Postcapitalism in the age of climate catastrophe
Man cannot evolve under capitalist social darwinism…
February 26th, 2018
This version of the eonic model stages a far better version of both an hegelian freedom metaphysics and the demonstration of emergent democracy: Continue reading Man cannot evolve under capitalist social darwinism…
First and last international
February 25th, 2018
The passing of the 2nd international was long ago, Continue reading First and last international