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  • n. A proponent of Lamarckism.

Etymologies

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Lamarck +‎ -ist

Examples

  • Thus contrary to the prevailing belief, Weismann was a neo-Lamarckist, as Darwin was.

    Darwin's Defenders Go Neo-Lamarckian

  • Lamarckist or other theories of biological evolution could “predict” what we see for one simple reason—because they had no actual mechanism and were circularly claiming that what we see was the result of “striving” or what-not.

    ID neither explains nor predicts - The Panda's Thumb

  • A desire for super-soldiers also figured in Stalin's later and much more disastrous embrace of Lysenkoism, the anti-Darwinian Lamarckist pseudo-science that wrecked the advance of Soviet agricultural genetics for decades and sent Darwinian scientists to the Gulag.

    Archive 2005-12-18

  • Aside from the Lysenkoites in the Soviet Union, the only biologists who have tried to keep some version of the Lamarckist view alive since the 1930's have been

    Dictionary of the History of Ideas

  • It was an ex post facto decree, very unjust to many bygone scientists who had entertained Lamarckist ideas in a serious effort to solve scientific problems.

    Dictionary of the History of Ideas

  • Neither was it the Lamarckist tradition in biology.

    Dictionary of the History of Ideas

  • It is ironic that a Lamarckist view of human heredity should be widely ascribed to the left, for it has probably figured more often in the popular ideology of the right.

    Dictionary of the History of Ideas

  • In the 1930's Lysenko indignantly rejected his critics 'assertion that he was a Lamarckist, and with good reason (see Spornye voprosy genetiki i selektsii.

    Dictionary of the History of Ideas

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