Acquired Characteristics

Some articles on acquired characteristics, acquired:

Lamarckism - History - 1880 To 1930
... Theories involving the inheritance of acquired characteristics were among the most popular alternatives to natural selection, and scientists who felt that such Lamarckian mechanisms were the key to ... Some people including Cope and Darwin critic Samuel Butler felt that inheritance of acquired characteristics would let organisms shape their own evolution, since organisms that acquired new habits would ... a lack of evidence for either a mechanism or even the heritability of acquired characteristics, Lamarckism largely fell from favor ...

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    We don’t know when our name came into being or how some distant ancestor acquired it. We don’t understand our name at all, we don’t know its history and yet we bear it with exalted fidelity, we merge with it, we like it, we are ridiculously proud of it as if we had thought it up ourselves in a moment of brilliant inspiration.
    Milan Kundera (b. 1929)