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The Exclusion of Soft (“Lamarckian”) Inheritance from the Modern Synthesis (2011)

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This chapter discusses the Modern Synthesis of evolution that emerged between the 1920s and 1950s and persisted in the 1960s. The Modern Synthesis refers to the fusion of ideas among biologists about the nature and dynamics of evolutionary change. This chapter considers why the notion of soft inheritance and inheritance of acquired characters were rejected with the establishment of the Modern Synthesis in the 1960s. It also explains why Mendelian genetics dominated evolutionary thinking during that period.

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Book Gissis, Snait B.; Jablonka, Eva (2011) Transformations of Lamarckism: From Subtle Fluids to Molecular Biology. unapi

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Authors & Contributors
Radick, Gregory
Ankeny, Rachel A.
Bard, Jonathan B. L.
Burian, Richard M.
Darden, Lindley
de Jong-Lambert, William
Journals
Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part C: Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Journal of the History of Biology
History and Philosophy of the Life Sciences
Studies in History and Philosophy of Science
Annals of Science: The History of Science and Technology
Archives of Natural History
Publishers
Cambridge University Press
University of California, Riverside
Concepts
Genetics
Biology
Evolution
Mendelism; Mendelian inheritance
Modern Synthesis (biology)
Inheritance
People
Galton, Francis
Bateson, William
Morgan, Thomas Hunt
Weismann, August
Waddington, Conrad Hal
Bard, Jonathan B. L.
Time Periods
20th century, early
20th century, late
19th century
20th century
21st century
Places
United States
Great Britain
Europe
France
Germany
Moscow (Russia)
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