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The main ideas related to an argument attempted to explain the history of evolution is given below.

  • The characters developed during the lifetime of organisms are called acquired characters.
  • The accumulation of acquired characters led to the formation of new species.

a. Name the scientist who put forward these ideas?

b. This argument was not accepted by the . scientific world. Why?

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a. Jean Baptist Lamarck. 

b. The acquired characters were not inheritable.

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