Technology Review: A Comeback for Lamarckian Evolution? "The effects of an animal's environment during adolescence can be passed down to future offspring, according to two new studies. If applicable to humans, the research, done on rodents, suggests that the impact of both childhood education and early abuse could span generations. The findings provide support for a 200-year-old theory of evolution that has been largely dismissed: Lamarckian evolution, which states that acquired characteristics can be passed on to offspring." Seems to be an epigenome thing. But regardless, if true, speaks to values based outcomes. Cultural values matter. This is a much more interesting article than the pure conjecture article regarding earth class planets being ubiquitous and comments regarding evident abiogenesis conclusions.