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The Theory Of Second Evolution


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It's interesting, but it sounds a bit like Lamarkian [sic?] inheritance, the concept that learned traits can be passed on. One of the most used examples was the giraffe. The idea was that as the giraffe was reaching to get at higher food, it's neck stretched a bit and over the years the animal's neck would get a little longer. This is all well and good, but the theory continued that the offspring of this animal would inherit this "learned" trait. Which has been shown to not be true (if it was true, professional bodybuilders would have some pretty freaky looking children!).

 

His theory is more subtle, but I fear it may fall into the same category. Until he can find a mechanism for this "learned" trait to be inheritable, I fear he may be persuing a dead end.

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