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August 29, 2007

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srikanth @ 9:27 am, GMT +0000 ( 1188379658 ) Play

Identify this unsung hero of modern science:

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who was a major influence on the work of this guy:
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And both of their work would’ve been useless without this guy’s work:
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This question comes courtesy Prabhu, muchos gracias maga!

Cracked by:  udupendra , Poornima , Piyush , Swetha , Madan , ram , nihit , asha , Abhishek , Prasanth, Srichand Pendyala , and Archana.

Answer:

Jean-Baptiste Lamarck. One of the first to study how species changed over time, he theorised that “evolution” occurs, and that it was governed by natural laws. Darwin was strongly influenced by his work and, in effect, said that the natural law Lamarck was talking about is the concept of Natural Selection. Lamarck’s and Darwin’s  (and their contemporaries’) work was validated when Mendel’s theories on genetics were rediscovered.

(Bush hates this question because him and his tribe of Cro-magnons are believers in this Intelligent Design concept. Look it up if you really have nothing better to do.)


18 Responses to “George Bush hates this question”

  1. udupendra
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    Lamarck is whom you call an unsung hero. He influenced Darwin you say. And you insist that both their work would have been useless without Mendel’s work.

    I agree.


  2. Poornima

    pic 1: Jean-Baptiste Lamarck
    pic 2: Charles Darwin
    pic 3: Gregor Mendel(discovered genes)


  3. Piyush

    First person is Jean Baptiste Lamarck known for his work on evolution.(Came up with the theory of Lamarckism – the theory that organisms pass on as hereditary characteristics, traits imbibed over their lifetime. This theory has been proven wrong..)
    Second is Charles Darwin who studied Lamarck’s theory of evolution under Robert Grant.
    The last person is Gregor Mendel, a monk who published a paper on genetics after some experiments on peas(which unfortunately wasn’t recognized in his time).


  4. Swetha

    1.Jean-Baptiste Pierre Antoine de Monet, Chevalier de Lamarck
    2.Charles Darwin
    3.Gregor Johann Mendel

    Darwin’s theories and writings, combined with Gregor Mendel’s genetics form the basis of modern biology.


  5. Preetish

    1st pic : james Watt
    2nd pic : Charles Darwin
    3rd pic : Gregor Johann Mendel


  6. Madan

    1.Peter J. Bowler is a historian of biology who has written extensively on the history of evolutionary thought and on the history of genetics.

    2.Charles Robert Darwin he proposed and provided scientific evidence that all species of life have evolved over time from one or a few common ancestors through the process of natural selection.

    3.Gregor Johann Mendel was a priest and scientist often called the “father of modern genetics” for his study of the inheritance of traits in pea plants. Mendel showed that the inheritance of traits follows particular laws, which were later named after him.

    Connection:
    The historian of evolution Peter J. Bowler has argued that it would not matter much if Darwin or even Galton had read Mendel, because not even Mendel was attempting to make the argument that his observed ratios were universal (he considered them to be a special case)

    Mendel lived around the same time as the British naturalist Charles Darwin (1809 – 1882) and many have considered a historical evolutionary synthesis of Darwinian natural selection and Mendelian genetics during their lifetimes.


  7. ram

    Peter J Bowler : historian of evoltion

    Charles Darwin

    Gregor mendel


  8. Madan

    Sorry for a wrong guess!
    a.Jean Baptiste Lamarck (1744-1829), an influential French biologist, made important contributions to biological knowledge and theory, and spun speculative theories about natural phenomena. In this paper we describe how his theory of inheritance of acquired characteristics–largely discounted by modern genetic knowledge–was often appealed to by many biological and religious thinkers of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, to give a sense of purpose to theories of evolutionary change. Recent biological observations have renewed the currency of Lamarckian theory, but in a way that appears to be compatible with modern biological thought. This paper concludes with a discussion of reasons that explain why Lamarckian theory has continued to appeal to biologists and other thinkers throughout this century.


  9. Madan

    www.asa3.org/aSA/PSCF/2000/PSCF6-00Cook.html


  10. ram

    Jean Baptiste Lamarck : Jean Baptiste Lamarck (1744-1829), an influential French biologist, made important contributions to biological knowledge and theory, and spun speculative theories about natural phenomena.

    In his Origin of Species, Darwin makes reference to Lamarck’s ideas on macroevolution.
    The first try went onto the page of Mr: Peter J Bowler

    Gregor Mendel is considered the father of Genetics

    Two tries are allowed ryt :)


  11. nihit
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    1. Jean-Baptiste Lamarck: an early proponent of the idea that evolution occurred and proceeded in accordance with natural laws.

    2. Charles Darwin: he proposed and provided scientific evidence that all species of life have evolved over time from one or a few common ancestors through the process of natural selection.

    3. Gregor Mendel: the “father of modern genetics” for his study of the inheritance of traits in pea plants. Mendel showed that the inheritance of traits follows particular laws, which were later named after him.

    I do not know why George Bush hates the question though…


  12. asha

    That’s Lamarck who worked on, what they call, soft inheritance.
    And Darwin(second figure). His theory fell in line with that of Lamarck.
    Finally, Mendel ‘baap’ of them all :-)


  13. yaksha
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    1>sir charles lyell…?
    2>charles darwin
    3>gregor mendel


  14. Abhishek
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    Jean-Baptiste Lamarck (1744-1829) and Charles Darwin .


  15. Prasanth
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    1)the first picture is that of Jean-Baptiste lamarck
    2)the second one was that of charles darwin who was interested in lamarck’s theory of evolution
    3)the third one is that of gregor mendel and his revolutionary work dominant and recessive phenotypes


  16. The first picture is John Baptiste Lamarck, the second Charles Darwin and the third Gregor Mendel.


  17. Archana

    hey, that s Jean-Baptiste Lamarck in pic 1..
    pic 2 is Charles Darwin and 3 is Gregor Johann Mendel !


  18. BiGFooT

    the connect is Genetics & Evolution

    3rd pic is of Gregor Mendel of the pea soup fame :) he established the basic laws of genetics.
    2nd pic is of Darwin , who was also Mendel`s contemporary & of course took things to the next level,
    1st pic is of Francis Galton (havent heard that name ina loooooong time now !) who established a correlation between the heights of parents & their offspring ,plus was also Darwins half-cousin (thus again proving that Genius is in the Genes !)
    Kudos to Prabhu !


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