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