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Hard inheritance

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Hard inheritance

Hard inheritance is the exact opposite of the term steel will not sire a son with a stronger right arm than left because the blacksmith's actions do not alter his genetic code.

The hard inheritance model excludes ideas of Lamarckism. Inheritance due to usage and non-usage is excluded. Inheritance follows ideas of the synthetic theory of evolution


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Mayr, Ernst (1980). Provine, William B.; Mayr, Ernst. ed. The Evolutionary synthesis: perspectives on the unification of biology. Cambridge: Harvard University Press. pp. 1–48. ISBN 0-674-27225-0.

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