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  • noun Plural form of Lamarckian.


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  • For one thing, what led Lamarckians astray and even Darwin was not any position about essences; rather they were led astray by the apparent plausiblity of the claim that the actual use or disuse of organs by individuals always causes heritable changes in them.

    Intuitive Essentialism (IV) 2006

  • The result was a lively debate between “neo-Lamarckians,” who argued that evolution was inconceivable without the inheritance of acquired characters, and “neo-Darwin - ians,” who denied it.

    Dictionary of the History of Ideas DAVID JORAVSKY 1968

  • These Neo-Lamarckians argued that natural selection alone can neither explain the origin of varieties, nor the first steps in the slow advance toward "usefulness."

    Q. E. D., or New Light on the Doctrine of Creation George McCready Price

  • Opposing these Neo-Lamarckians were such prominent scientists as August

    Q. E. D., or New Light on the Doctrine of Creation George McCready Price

  • Not without reason have the later schools of evolutionary thought, who developed the psychological and vitalistic side of his doctrine, called themselves Neo-Lamarckians.

    Form and Function A Contribution to the History of Animal Morphology

  • Haeckel and the palaeontologists of North America supplemented it with a number of Lamarckian elements without alteration of its essential principles (the Neo-Lamarckians);

    At the Deathbed of Darwinism A Series of Papers Eberhard Dennert

  • I think you will find a good deal in it to criticise, and it will be well for you to know what the leader of the Neo-Lamarckians regards as the foundation-stones of his theory.

    Alfred Russel Wallace Letters and Reminiscences Marchant, James 1916

  • As to the true inheritance of acquired conditions, however, there is, as above indicated, great difference of opinion, the Lamarckians and the so-called neo-Lamarckians holding that in this and in this alone, according to the straiter sect, we have the true explanation of variation and evolution, whilst the

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 7: Gregory XII-Infallability 1840-1916 1913

  • Haeckel also became an advocate of this idea, and presently there arose a so-called school of neo-Lamarckians, which developed particular strength and prominence in America under the leadership of Professors A. Hyatt and E.

    A History of Science: in Five Volumes. Volume IV: Modern Development of the Chemical and Biological Sciences 1904

  • I have pointed out elsewhere that the British nation does not consist of atheists and Plymouth Brothers; and I am not now going to pretend that it ever consisted of Darwinians and Lamarckians.

    Back to Methuselah George Bernard Shaw 1903


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