Re: Re: canute These are not hertical concepts. I'm not sure you guys are understanding what epigenetic inheritance is. I am not as well versed in evo-devo as I should be, but epigenetic effects are regulatory effects which can create new combinations of genes and alleles, which then can be exposed to selection. Some of these epigenetic interactions can be inherited. Therefore, epigenetic effects can potentially be evolutionarily important. However, at the genome level, it is not anti-Darwinian to accept that these effects can be inherited, and they're no more Lamarckian than saying that the effects of mutagenic environmental factors are Lamarckian (you know, like radiation exposure).