February 7, 2012

WE ARE ALL DESIGNISTS NOW:

Planet of the Apes: Luckless Lamarck, whose evolution theory preceded Darwin's (Faye Flam, 2/06/12, Philadelphia Inquirer)

Lamarck's name was in the news recently when Columbia University Medical Center researchers published work they said could be viewed as a partial vindication of so-called Lamarckian evolution - a term that's come to mean the inheritance of acquired traits, no DNA needed.

In this case, flatworms were exposed to viruses; they mounted a defensive mechanism, and then passed that immunity down through several generations of offspring.
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