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Thread #156222   Message #3687213
Posted By: GUEST,correctly spelled Lamarckian (but still not
19-Dec-14 - 04:23 PM
Thread Name: BS: Well, I'm not a scientist...
Subject: RE: BS: Well, I'm not a scientist...
@Bill D
I think mine was the only post that mentioned Lamarck (took me ages to find it 'cos I missed the 'c' out). It was the one-liner "Epigenetic changes ?"

I wondered when someone would pick up on someone else's recent "inheritance of acquired characterists".

I quite like to bring it up in these discussions because although the Lamarck was wrong in the wider sense I still remember the outright mockery with which my paleontology professor recounted his (Lamarck's) theory. I wonder just how much sooner epigentic changes would have been recognised at a molecular level if researches had risked mockery and dared to do some experiments earlier.

With people like Pete around one has to be careful to stick to a measured scientific approach.