Re: Darwin and Lamarck

t (Mario.Vaneechoutte@rug.ac.be)
Wed, 05 May 1999 08:10:48 +0200

From: <Mario.Vaneechoutte@rug.ac.be>
Date: Wed, 05 May 1999 08:10:48 +0200
To: memetics@mmu.ac.uk
Subject: Re: Darwin and Lamarck

Ton Maas wrote:

I've said it before, but since this topic has crept up once again, I'd like

> to emphasize the fact that Gregory Bateson has been "defending" Lamarck
> quite elegantly for many years. His position was that Lamarck's error was
> one of logical typing: the inheritance of acquired characteristics may not
> be true on the level of the individual organism, but it is most certainly
> true on the level of the population or gene pool.
>
> Regards,
>
> Ton

Ton, could you explain this in more detail, preferably with an example.

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