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The Founders of Evolutionary Genetics: A Centenary Reappraisal

Series: Boston Studies in the Philosophy of Science Volume: 142

Edited By: S Sarkar

Kluwer Academic Publishers

Paperback | Dec 1995 | #43375 | ISBN: 0792333926
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Hardback | Dec 1992 | #23314 | ISBN: 0792317777
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About this book

Reassesses the work of Fisher, Haldane, Muller and Wright, who played a seminal role in twentieth century evolutionary biology.


Contents

The founders of evolutionary genetics - the editor's introduction, S. Sarkar; R.A Fisher on the design of experiments and statistical estimation, T. Seidenfeld; J.B.S. Haldane, J.M. Smith; Haldane as biochemist - the Cambridge decade 1923-1932, S. Sarkar; H.J. Muller's role in evolutionary biology, J.F. Crow; golden generalities and co-opted anomalies - Haldane vs Muller and the Drosophila group on the theory and practice of linkage mapping, W.C. Wimsatt; Sewall Wright's place in 20th-century biology, J.F. Crow; the R.A. Fisher-Sewall Wright controversy, W.B. Provine; biology and philosophy (including ideology) - a study of Fisher and Wright, M.J.S. Hodge.

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