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Rumours: Lamarckian Evolution

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December 21, 2010

01:55

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When we talk about evolution, it's always "Darwin" this and "Darwin" that. Yes, Charles Darwin is awesome. His ideas are being supported more and more each day. But what about some of the other evolutionary revolutionaries, like Jean-Baptiste Lamarck, who died 181 years ago last week? If his theories were widely dismissed or even ridiculed in the past, does that mean we should ignore them now?

Science in Seconds has one answer to that: epigenetics.

Watch this video to learn how Lamarck's old, crazy ideas aren't so crazy anymore.

Host: Rheanna Sand

Photo Credits: Wikimedia users Valérie75, Jastrow, Kwh, Alvesgaspar.

References:

http://www.ucmp.berkeley.edu/history/lamarck.html

http://evolution.berkeley.edu/evosite/history/evol_happens.shtml
http://blogs.nationalgeographic.com/blogs/news/chiefeditor/2010/11/how-evolution-is-evolving.html

YOUR COMMENTS

masterjendu on January 12, 2011
Scientific idiocy is definitely still science. Thanks for the great vid!

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