From: Smigrodzki, Rafal (
Date: Sat Jun 22 2002 - 15:21:26 MDT

Tony Garnock-Jones []

> Lamarckian evolution doesn't exist.

... in *nature* (and even there ISTR there are isolated little areas in
which Lamarck-style inheritance *does* happen - don't ask me for
references though!);

### You might be referring to epigenetic inheritance of some phenotypes, for
example regarding size, usually explained as caused by intrauterine (or
generally early embryonic) influences. Yeah, Lamarckian inheritance does
exist (in a very limited way) but this is not yet evolution.


 there's nothing stopping an artificial system from
making use of Lamarckian evolutionary principles, which are quite well
defined and understood.

Lamarck-style evolution is a plausible, testable/falsifiable theory.
Meaning that it's possible to set up a reality in which it's the
dominant form of evolution...

### Yes, you are right here.


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