From “Lamarck was partially right—and that is good for corals” in Science,
Abstract Ocean warming is one of the most urgent threats to coral reefs (1–3). Some taxa may migrate in response to changing environmental conditions (4), but corals and other sessile organisms only migrate through larval movement (5). This is viable for coral species with planktonic larvae, but not for the many coral species with crawl-away larvae that cannot migrate far. Adult corals must therefore adapt evolutionarily or acclimate physiologically to survive warming. On page 895 of this issue, Palumbi et al. (6) show that tabletop corals (see the first photo) can both acclimate and adapt to elevated temperatures in American Samoan back-reef pools (see the second photo), where high-temperature extremes are common. If the result holds for other species and locations, it provides hope for coral reefs under global warming. (paywall)
After all those years of “aren’t I good?”-girl ridicule, Lamarck turns out to have been onto something?
If non-Darwinian evolution really happens (that is what these people seem to be saying), a major rethink is in order.
But we have been saying that for years.
By the way, when and where does Darwinian evolution really happen, apart from “ghost lineages” (mere guesses based on theory), oh, and textbooks influenced by obscure secular humanist groups?
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