Tag: Jean-Baptiste Lamarck
Why Darwin Eclipsed Wallace: Darwin Comes to America
A less class-bound kind of protectiveness was shown to Darwin in the United States by Professor Asa Gray of Harvard University.
Darwin and the Ghost of Lamarck
The lure of Lamarck was exemplified most strikingly in the case of Viennese biologist Paul Kammerer and the unhappy affair of the “midwife toad.”
Natural Selection: Discovery or Invention?
Denis Diderot mooted the possibility of a creature evolving through habitual functioning into another form of life altogether.
Non-Mendelian Inheritance Undermines Neo-Darwinism
Neo-Darwinians breathed a sigh of relief when in the 1930s they found a way to incorporate Mendel’s laws of heredity. Now, that relief is unraveling.
Distancing Darwin from Racism Is a Fool’s Errand
“Scholars have wasted their time trying to exonerate Darwin of responsibility for Social Darwinism, for he was a Social Darwinist.”