Larmack's Theory of Evolution
Larmack did influence Darwin by his theory of evolution. Although
Darwin found it to be flawed he did realize that Larmack could be right about animals changing over time and becoming another
type or altogether new species. Larmack believed that if a species used on organ more than others or did not use that
organ at all that the species lost or acquired traits during their lifetime. They then passed it on to their offspring.
Larmack's theory was seriously flawed first because behavior does
not mean you will gain or lose traits. Also unknown during that time traits can't be inherited. An example that Larmack used
is that if a giraffe keeps stretching his neck his
neck will become longer eventually. His offspring will then have that same long neck.