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Unformatted text preview:   taxonomist, e.g., of “invertebrate” animals (his term)  Known as a speculative   natural philosopher with a wide-ranging theory of “transformation”  Known as an opponent of   Cuvier’s approach to biology 14 Lamarck’s greatest misfortune 15 Lamarck’s greatest misfortune To be up against Cuvier for most of his career! 16 Cuvier’s elegy at Lamarck’s funeral “[Lamarck’s theory of life]…rested on two arbitrary 3500/3)4)/.3 4(%/.%4(!4)4)34(%3%-).!,vapour which /2'!.):%34(%%-"29/ 4(%/4(%24(!4%&&/243!.$$%3)2%3 may engender organs. A system established on such &/5.$!4)/.3-!9!-53%4(%)-!').!4)/./&!0/%4 ! metaphysician may derive from it an entirely new series /&3934%-3 "54)4#!../4&/2!-/-%.4"%!24(% examination of any one who has dissected a hand, a viscus, or even a feather.” 17 Transformist ideas in England   Erasmus Darwin, 1731-1802   Wide-ranging polymath of “English Enlightenment”   Translated Linnaeus into English   Author, The Loves of the Plants (1789); Zoonomia (1794-96) 18 Erasmus Darwin’s “transformism” “ Would it be too bold to imag...
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