Originally Posted by angelgoob
Wait bro, you don't believe in mutation or epigenetic traits.
Of course I believe in mutations, but for them to be passed on to future generations they have to occur in the germinal cells. Are you planning to poison your plants with a mutagen?
As far as epigenetics go, sure you can methylate some genes in a lab and that will block the expression of that gene. Again, for it to be inheritable it has to happen in the germinal cells and remain that way following meiosis and fertilization. There is no evidence that this can occur naturally via an adaptation to stress or the environment.