During a class on evolution one of your fellow students remarks, "The giraffe stretched its neck while reaching for higher leaves; its offspring inherited longer necks as a result." To correct your fellow students misconception, what would you say?

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    Characteristics acquired during an organisms life are not passed on through genes..
    The disuse of a structure may lead to its eventual disappearance.
    Stretching the neck causes gene mutations that then can result in an even longer neck. These genes are then passed on to the giraffes offspring..
    Overproduction of offspring leads to a struggle for survival.
asked May 19, 2013 in Biology by anonymous
    

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Characteristics acquired during an organisms life are not passed on through genes..
answered May 20, 2013 by Bioshare ~Top Expert~ (34,070 points)

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