Contributions to Zoology, 85 (4) – 2016

Paul Kammerer and the inheritance of acquired characteristics

Jacques J.M van Alphen1, Jan W Arntzen2

1.  Naturalis Biodiversity Center, P.O. Box 9517, 2300 RA Leiden, the Netherlands. Institute for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Dynamics, University of Amsterdam, P.O. Box 94248, 1090 GE Amsterdam, the Netherlands. E-mail: jacques.vanalphen@gmail.com . Both authors contributed equally to this work

2.  Naturalis Biodiversity Center, P.O. Box 9517, 2300 RA Leiden, the Netherlands. Both authors contributed equally to this work

Keywords: amphibia,Arthur Koestler,Darwinism,epigenetics,evolution,Lamarckism.