The Inheritance of Acquired Characters and the Provisional Hypothesis of Pangenesis

@article{Zirkle1935TheIO,
  title={The Inheritance of Acquired Characters and the Provisional Hypothesis of Pangenesis},
  author={C. Zirkle},
  journal={The American Naturalist},
  year={1935},
  volume={69},
  pages={417 - 445}
}
  • C. Zirkle
  • Published 1935
  • Biology
  • The American Naturalist
1. Lamarck was neither the first nor the most distinguished biologist to believe in the inheritance of acquired characters. He merely endorsed a belief which had been generally accepted for at least 2,200 years before his time and used it to explain how evolution could have taken place. The inheritance of acquired characters had been accepted previously by Hippocrates, Aristotle, Galen (?), Roger Bacon, Jerome Cardan, Levinus Lemnius, John Ray, Michael Adanson, Jo. Fried. Blumenbach and Erasmus… Expand
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