So whilst I don't have broadband access I've been loafing in my hotel room on the bed like an Orangutan, flicking through the channels and catching up on 6 years worth of TV in 5 weeks. One program caught my eye.
A documentary on Professor Fred Steele, who for over 20 years has been trying to prove Lamarckian Evolution. This differs from Darwinism, in that it proposes that "an organism can pass on characteristics that it acquired during its lifetime to its offspring". This is a major difference to Darwinism, which occurs through genetic mutation which causes an advantage over several generations.
Fred Steele has to prove that say, disease immunity passes from a person's body into their DNA, and into the next generation's DNA, so it's an immediate effect on the next generation.
Now I'll bet that most of the public believe that that's how evolution works, but it's not, and it's been dismissed for over a century. However, it makes more sense to believe somehow that it works and I think in the end Fred Steele will be proven right. Good to watch him try!
What's fascinating, is that anyone who goes radically against accepted scientific wisdom, often can't get funding, and further, is ridiculed by the establishment with no way to further new scientific findings. It's a paradox of science, that until you prove something, it doesn't exist, but you might not be able to get the funding or peer support, if it's too radical.