Re: Darwin and Lamarck

Chris Lees (
Mon, 26 Apr 1999 17:35:56 +0100

Date: Mon, 26 Apr 1999 17:35:56 +0100
From: Chris Lees <>
Subject: Re: Darwin and Lamarck



> The question is: has this really happened in human evolution??? I struggle
> to think of an original example. Dennett has some in Consciousness
> Explained.

I don't know if those are the experiments Margulis quoted or not.
Thanks for your account of the Waddington experiments, anyway.

What are your thoughts re the various data in the New Scientist
article I posted ?

Seems to me there are two issues of interest. One, - if, when, how,
epigenetic inheritance occurs, the mechanisms and implications
for evolutionary theory.

And, two,- the 'pro / anti Lamarck' memes, which is of interest to


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