Lamarck maintains that animals and plants vary: so does Mr. Darwin.
In all of these points Lamarck is at one with modern thought.
The spirit of opposition does not seem to have much changed in France since Lamarck's time.
For the factors of the transformation he refers to Lamarck's hypotheses.
But nothing more is contributed to this theory either by the doctrine of Darwin or by that of Lamarck.
Upon the truth of it depends of course Lamarck's whole theory.
We have seen, that up to a certain point there is very little difference between Lamarck and Mr. Darwin.
The name of Lamarck has been familiar to me from my youth up.
Also for more than ten years the citizen Lamarck has employed in Paris a great number of artists.
Biographers have differed as to the date of the birth of Lamarck.
Lamarck La·marck (lə-märk', lä-), Chevalier de Jean Baptiste Pierre Antoine de Monet. 1744-1829.
French naturalist noted for his theories on evolution by adaptative modification and for classifying animals into vertebrates and invertebrates.
French naturalist who introduced the taxonomic distinction between vertebrates and invertebrates. His theory that the acquired characteristics of a species could be inherited by later generations was a forerunner to Charles Darwin's theory of evolution, although it was eventually discredited.