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Inheritance of Habits

Nature volume 134, page 253 (18 August 1934) | Download Citation



AT this time of the day to try to prove qualitatively that some acquired habits are inherited is to linger in the atmosphere of an old-time controversy. I wish to press forward. I would like to see the problem transferred to another sphere of investigation. What is the kind of physical change that is heritable? Can it be correlated with an easily observable fact; so that knowing it we can predict whether a particular habit would be inherited or not?

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  1. Department of Entomology, British Museum (Natural History), South Kensington, S.W.7. July 18.

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