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    Prior to Darwin's theory of natural selection, what theory was most widely accepted that explained how modern organisms came to be?

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    There were many theories about how modern organisms came to be. Some people followed the belief that all of the animals were created by a supreme being and no changes were necessary.

    The most widely accepted scientific idea was from Jean Baptiste de Lamarck who said that animals evolved ...

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    This solution discusses the general differences between Darwin's theory of natural selection and Lamarck's theory of the inheritance of acquired characteristics.