Lamarck wasn’t all wrong

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The Power of Cultural Selection

Two years before Charles Darwin embarked on his paradigm shaking voyage to the Galapagos Islands another famous naturalist and proponent of evolution lay on his death bed. For all of his many accomplishments, biologist Jean-Baptiste Lamarck is remembered, and usually ridiculed for his hypothesis on the inheritance of physical features. He proposed that the physical strengths an animal…