Weismann cut the tails of white mice in an attempt to prove that their babies would be born with short or no tails!
Weismann was greatly disappointed when the babies that were born had tails the same length as other mice. But he continued his experiments.
Eventually he cut the tails off 901 mice in 19 successive generations, yet each successive generation had full-length tails!
There are many examples that disprove the false theory of "inheritance of acquired characteristics":
1. Chinese women bound the feet of their infant children for several thousand years, yet the feet of Chinese women today are normal in size.
2. Hebrews circumcised their boys for thousands of years, but never have boys been born automatically circumcised as a result.
3. The Flat-head Indians of the Pacific Northwest bound the heads of their children to give them unusual shapes. After hundreds of years of this practice, their babies continued to be born with normal-shaped heads.
Why do you think our science textbooks continue to teach this false theory? Are we trying to educate our young people or indoctrinate them? Hmmmmm . . .
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He was trying to prove a theory called "Lamarcksim" which still teaches "inheritance of acquired characteristics."
The theory declares that birds living in the water grow webbed feet, etc.
Dr. Weismann and Jean Baptist Lamarck, the scientist known for the discovery of "Lamarckism" didn't know that the inherited characteristics of animals was because of DNA coding and not habits or environmental circumstances.
Lamarck taught that giraffes had long necks because they were always stretching to get food from tall trees. Now we know that this just isn't so!
But the theory of "inheritance of acquired characteristics" is still being taught in science textbooks as a major building block of evolutionary "science!"
901 Mice Without Tails!