LAQ : What is Lamarckism? What are the supportive points of Lamarckism?



Lamarckism is a theory of evolution proposed by Jean-Baptiste Lamarck, suggesting that acquired characteristics during an organism’s lifetime can be inherited by the next generation, leading to evolutionary changes.

The supportive points of Lamarckism

  1. The inherent tendency for development in organisms.
  2. The capacity of organisms to adapt to their environment.
  3. Use and disuse of organs leading to changes.
  4. Inheritance of acquired characteristics.
  5. Origin of new variations through an organism’s efforts to adapt.
  6. Belief in continuous progression and increasing complexity over time.

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