Essays Tagged: "Lamarck"

Charles Darwin and the Theory of Evolution

would explain this change.The most influential evolutionary theories prior to Darwin were those of Lamarck andGeoffroy St. Hilaire, developed between 1794 and 1830. Lamarck suggested that species evo ... tion, later commented that his grandfatheranticipated the views and erroneous grounds of opinion of Lamarck. Nevertheless, Erasamusmay have unconsciously influenced Darwin in preparing the way for evo ...

(13 pages) 698 4 3.3 Oct/1996

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology > Charles Darwin

Lamarck's Influence on the Development Of Darwins Theory Of Evolution

dels of evolution that were unfortunately unworkable. One of these early pioneers was Jean-Baptiste Lamarck. Lamarck believed in deism and advocated natural religion based on human reason. He believed ... n reason. He believed in the harmony and rationality of the world. And although flawed, the work of Lamarck did not go unnoticed, however. Darwin also believed in the harmony of the world, and it was ...

(15 pages) 117 0 3.9 Dec/1996

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Modern Philosophy

On the Theory of Evolution & Natural Selection

escriptive, excellent job of backing up your opinionOn the Theory of Natural SelectionWhether it is Lamarck¹s theory that evolution is driven by an innate tendency towards greater complexity, Dar ...

(3 pages) 213 0 4.0 Mar/1997

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology

Creation, Evolution and Intervention

ocess took place. 'The most outstanding evolutionists in the nineteenth century was Jean Baptist de Lamarck, who argued that the patterns of resemblance arose through modifications of a common lineage ... cepted theory that different animals adapt to different modes of life and environmental conditions. Lamarck argued that physical and mental changes occurred from animal adaptations to different enviro ...

(6 pages) 223 0 4.2 Dec/1996

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Sociology

Evolution

nd muscles, which were used seldom, tended to become smaller and diminish. With these observations, Lamarck concluded that these characteristics were hereditary. The Theory of modern and most popular ...

(4 pages) 184 0 4.3 Dec/2002

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology > Charles Darwin

Why were later 19th century social thinkers attracted to the idea of 'evolution'?

the way in which we think about evolution now. Most theories of evolution at the time stemmed from Lamarck, who had arrived at some tentative conclusions many years before The Origin of Species was p ... ho had arrived at some tentative conclusions many years before The Origin of Species was published. Lamarck dismissed the concept of what we now know as genetics, and believed instead that characteris ...

(8 pages) 113 0 3.0 Jan/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Modern Philosophy

Apparent progress due to a 'wall' restricting where random change can take things.

ection. Modern evolutionary science does not think that the path of evolution is a ladder, although Lamarck did. The current view is best summed up by a phrase of Gould's - evolution is a bush, not a ...

(3 pages) 33 1 5.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > World History

Evolution

theories of evolution, which are, the early theories proposed by Comte de Buffon, Baron Cuvier, and Lamarck, the synthetic theory, and the Darwin theory.In the 1700s, French naturalists, Comte de Buff ... nd muscles, which were used seldom, tended to become smaller and diminish. With these observations, Lamarck concluded that these characteristics were hereditary.Proposed during two decades, the 1930s ...

(13 pages) 187 1 3.5 May/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology

Compare Darwin's Theory of Evolution to Lamarck's Theory of Evolution

There have been many theories explaining evolution. Two of the most well known of these are the Lamarckian theory, which was mostly believed before the Darwinian theory, which is the theory which ... ich is the theory which is believed to have the highest probability of it being the case. In Lamarck's theory of evolution, he stated that an organism was able to pass on required traits to the ...

(2 pages) 12503 0 3.0 May/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology > Charles Darwin

The conflicting evolutionary theories of Darwin and Lamarck Over the years, philosophers, religious thinkers and scientists have tried to explain the history of life on Earth.

The conflicting evolutionary theories of Darwin and LamarckOver the years, philosophers, religious thinkers and scientists have tried to explain the his ... nce was incomplete and their theories left too many unanswered questions.In the early 19th century, Lamarck proposed the theory of transformism. By examining fossils he learned that some species had r ... arned that some species had remained the same over the thousands of years while others had changed. Lamarck suggested that, once nature formed life, the arrangement of all forms of life was the result ...

(1 pages) 30 0 3.0 May/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Comparative Philosophy & Ethics

Darwin's Impact

many views of evolution that were proposed in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, for example Lamarck and Cuvier of France, it was Darwin's theory of natural selection that was eventually accept ... e French had a long tradition in evolution in their scientific history, but especially with that of Lamarck and Cuvier. The French were not convinced of Natural Selection because they still had their ...

(4 pages) 68 0 0.0 Nov/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology > Charles Darwin

An essay on human adaptability. it talks about evolution of the human person.

odds and evolved from single celled organisms into the complex being that we are today.Chevalier de Lamarck was a famous scientist throughout the eighteenth and seventeenth centuries. He was a profess ... to the environment and that this adaptation was transmitted from parent to offspring" (Comas, 55). Lamarck believes that something changes in the environment and individually organisms change to best ...

(8 pages) 84 0 3.7 Dec/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Anthropology

Jean-Baptiste Lamarck

Jean Baptiste Pierre Antoine de Monet, Chevalier de Lamarck was born in Bazentin-le-Petit, Picardy, on August 1st 1744. He was the youngest of eleven ch ... had a strong military background, with several generations as officers in the French army. Some of Lamarck's older brothers made their careers in the military. His father wanted Jean to take a career ... he soldiers were indulging in some kind of physical game for relaxation, when one of the men lifted Lamarck off the ground by his head. This practical joke caused serious inflammation of the lymphatic ...

(3 pages) 18 0 3.0 May/2006

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology

Were Influenced Throughout Time and Challenged.

of view.In the 1800's Erasmus Darwin proposed his theory of acquired characteristics (similarly to Lamarck) by stating the following: "Would it be too bold to imagine that, in the great length of tim ... vity, and of delivering down these improvements by generation to its posterity, world without end!" Lamarck's theory of acquired characteristics proposes a mechanism of heredity whereby characteristic ...

(9 pages) 27 0 3.0 Mar/2010

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology