Lamarck maintains that animals and plants vary: so does Mr. Darwin.
These are the facts; let us now see how Lamarck would treat them.
The spirit of opposition does not seem to have much changed in France since Lamarck's time.
In all of these points Lamarck is at one with modern thought.
But nothing more is contributed to this theory either by the doctrine of Darwin or by that of Lamarck.
For the factors of the transformation he refers to Lamarck's hypotheses.
We have seen, that up to a certain point there is very little difference between Lamarck and Mr. Darwin.
Upon the truth of it depends of course Lamarck's whole theory.
Also for more than ten years the citizen Lamarck has employed in Paris a great number of artists.
The name of Lamarck has been familiar to me from my youth up.
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.