03 MAY 2011 by ideonexus

 We Inherit from Our Parent's Zygotes

It IS a mistake that biologists used to make, too. They believed that evolution proceeded by accumulating the changes that individuals gathered during their lives. The idea was most clearly formulated by Jean-Baptiste Lamarck, but Charles Darwin sometimes used it, too. The classic example is a blacksmith's son supposedly inheriting his father's acquired muscles at birth. We now know that Lamarckism cannot work because bodies are built from cakelike recipes, not architectural blueprints, and i...
Folksonomies: evolution sex reproduction
Folksonomies: evolution sex reproduction
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The failure of Lamarkism means we do not inherit our genes from our parents, but from their sex cells.