Chevalier de Lamarck

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Noun1.Chevalier de Lamarck - French naturalist who proposed that evolution resulted from the inheritance of acquired characteristics (1744-1829)Chevalier de Lamarck - French naturalist who proposed that evolution resulted from the inheritance of acquired characteristics (1744-1829)
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Political Descent argues that Thomas Malthus, Jean-Baptiste Lamarck, and especially Darwin himself, were well aware of the political, moral, and social implications of evolutionary theory.
Nearly a century before Darwin published "On the Origin of Species," French naturalist Jean-Baptiste Lamarck proposed that life was not a static array of created plants and animals but a dynamic process, with species continually evolving into other species.
Instead, we were taught that this theory, linked in the text to the French biologist Jean-Baptiste Lamarck, was inherently silly and served as proof against evolution.

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