His account is a mixture of Lamarckism with the added Darwinian factors of competition and natural selection.
These opinions, which recall the teleological aspect of Lamarckism, are entirely unsupported by proof.
The specificity of the form as a whole is contingent also according to Lamarckism.
So to a certain extent, at least, Lamarckism can be said to rest upon a causa vera.
This is Lamarckism before Lamarck, as his grandson pointed out.
PackardsJ explanations are evidently a mixture of Lamarckism and Darwinism.
But as Lamarckism will be discussed later on, the issue as between these rival theories need not be debated here.
It is with the contingency of being that criticism of Darwinism and Lamarckism of the dogmatic type has to deal.