Psycho-Lamarckism

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Psycho-Lamarckism

 

one of the trends in neo-Lamarckism. According to psycho-Lamarckism, the source of the evolution of animals and plants lies in their conscious, volitional acts. Psycho-Lamarckism endows not only integral organisms but also each of their cells with consciousness and memory. It opposes Darwinism and rejects the materialist theory of evolution by natural selection.

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