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Lysenko did not actually believe that inheritance of acquired characteristics occurred in humans.
6) And he had a thoroughly scientific explanation for that vital force: the inheritance of acquired characteristics.
Like most biologists of his time, he rejected Lamarck's theory of the inheritance of acquired characteristics, but he had nothing to put in its place.
Experiments would show that acquired characteristics were not inherited.
One of the intriguing aspects of this book is its demonstration that many elements of what are usually seen (following Ernest Jones) as Freud's embarrassingly Lamarckian tendency to believe in the inheritance of acquired characteristics, were actually present in Darwin's work and entered Freud's thought through his admiration and knowledge of that scholar--with whom, as a fellow-subverter of comforting illusions, he identified.
Little credence is paid to acquired characteristics through environmental influence, as espoused by 19th century biologist Jean Baptiste de Lamarck.
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Jean-Baptiste Lamarck (1744-1829), from whom Lamarckism draws its name, suggested that there are two trends in nature: an upward, unidirectional trend of complexification (orthogenesis), and the inheritance of acquired characteristics ("use and disuse" for Darwin) that would explain an organism's adaptation to environmental conditions.

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