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The Inheritance of Acquired Characters

Nature volume 85, page 371 (19 January 1911) | Download Citation

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I AM rather disposed to think that Prof. Judd is right in saying that this “and similar problems were constantly present to Darwin's ever-open mind”. They seem to me, indeed, to underlie the whole of the discussions in the second volume of the “Variation of Plants and Animals under Domestication”; and I believe it is generally considered that Darwin put forward his theory of “pangenesis” to account for the cases where some amount of direct influence of the environment appeared to be inherited.

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    • W. T. THISELTON-DYER

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