Re: Another nail in the coffin?
Lamarck's Acquired Characteristics (now deprecated)Were deprecated; now renamed "epigenetics".
In recent years, scientists have discovered that epigenetic changes–heritable changes that do not alter the sequence of DNA itself–play a major role in development, allowing genetically identical cells to develop different characteristics; epigenetic changes also play a role in cancer and other diseases.
The Australian molecular immunologist Ted Steele was dismissed from Wollongong Uni for research "supporting the theory of reverse transcription from the somatic (body) cells to the germline (reproductive) cells. This reverse transcription process enables characteristics or bodily changes acquired during a lifetime to be written back into the DNA and passed on to subsequent generations."