Which one of the following, if true, offers the most support for Lamarck's hypothesis?

RitaW on October 7, 2019

Correct Answer

Please explain why Answer A is correct ?

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RitaW on October 7, 2019

Sorry. The correct answer is B. Is it correct because it's similar to the example given in 1st paragraph ?

Anna20 on January 22, 2021

I also struggled with this question, but on review, I think B is correct because it shows the development of a characteristic by an animal (e.g. anteaters developing a long snout). Other tempting answers, in my opinion, were D and E - sense of direction is not necessarily an acquired characteristic because the lions are raised in captivity rather than in the wild (couldn't they have developed this because they never really go anywhere in their cages?) and pups born to wild dogs versus to dogs bred for hunting didn't really tell you about a development in all dogs (couldn't this just be because of the different temperaments of different dog breeds?). Not sure if that's helpful!

Hannah on December 1, 2022

B is correct bc PARA 1's example of the giraffe's neck length seems analogous to the anteater's snout length both developing in response to environmental factors