Why was Lamarck’s view of inheritance seemingly intuitive? What observations would be needed to support his theory?. Earth & Marine Sciences

Changes to humans within their lifetime were readily observable (such as the blacksmith example used in . To show that these characteristics were heritable, one piece of

necessary evidence would be to show that all of a blacksmith’s sons and daughters were strong simply because the blacksmith needed to be strong and not because the children

performed work similar to their father’s work as they grew up. Lamarck would have needed to show that the sons and daughters would be strong even if they became scholars

and spent most of their time reading.