Lamarck "book review"

I am grateful to Michael Ruse for permission to reproduce sections from his book "Monad to Man: The Concept of Progress in Evolutionary Biology" to fill a glaring omission in my coverage of the pioneers of evolutionary theory. I'd been baffled by how to cover such an inscrutable figure. Ruse covers not only Lamarck's 1809 book, but also explains why the association of evolutionary theory with Lamarck gave the subject such a bad name. Review.