RE: Darwin and Lamarck

Lloyd Robertson (
Wed, 28 Apr 1999 09:12:55 -0600

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Date: Wed, 28 Apr 1999 09:12:55 -0600
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From: Lloyd Robertson <>
Subject: RE: Darwin and Lamarck
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At 08:52 AM 28/04/99 +0200, Gatherer, D. (Derek) wrote:
>Lloyd (re: genetic assimilation)
>In essense, how is this different from breeding dogs for a particular trait?
>Not very much. If I try to breed bald dogs, I select the least hairy dogs
>in each generation. Waddington applied the ether shock to the embryos and
>then selected the most cross-veined flies.
Maybe I am confused but I don't see why people who wish to rehabilitate
Lamarck get excited over research like this.

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