Kenelm Philip fnkwp at
Mon Sep 14 16:21:47 EDT 1998

	Alex Netherton said:

> Lamarckian ideas have been coming back into vogue, as you will see
> biologists talking about a species being "forced" into an adaptation.
> This is clearly a Lamarckian concept.

I'd like to hear an explanation of this. If the climate changes, for
example, sedentary species are forced to adapt or die. The adaptation,
should it occur, can still come through 'normal' natural selection (or
whatever mechanism someone prefers). I don't see how inheritance of
acquired characters is mandated in such a case.

							Ken Philip
fnkwp at

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