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 ... including Cope and Darwin critic Samuel Butler felt that inheritance of acquired characteristics would let organisms shape their own evolution, since organisms that acquired ... for either a mechanism or even the heritability of acquired characteristics, Lamarckism largely fell from favor ...

Famous quotes containing the word acquired:

    Negation is the mind’s first freedom, yet a negative habit is fruitful only so long as we exert ourselves to overcome it, adapt it to our needs; once acquired it can imprison us.
    E.M. Cioran (b. 1911)