Predictive Accountability for Development, Implementation and Evaluation of Prevention Programs
Both Darwin and Lamarck were right. In isolation each theory provides part of the total picture. Darwin was correct that organisms are changed by their environment; Lamarck, equally so, in the sense that changes are indeed caused by organisms — by changing their environment. Evolution is both repetitive and cumulative. Thus, it is not totally random. Blind chance alone cannot work in an environment that is being pressured by the organisms in it, just as an “objective” scientific experiment has no meaning if the experimentor continually modifies its environment. The “randomness” of evolution can be compared to the process of “brainstorming” for ideas. Although a large number of random combinations occur, we subject them to the criteria of our ever changing environment to decide which to select.
KeywordsPrimary Prevention Functional Area Corrective Feedback Contact Process Anticipate Effect
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