1918 Neo-Darwinism

The book of science

Tom Sharp

Ronald Fisher, John Burdon Sanderson Haldane, Sewall Wright, Theodosius Dobzhansky evolution


On being


Athough it is unrelated to Neo-Darwinism, I highly recommend J. B. S. Haldane’s essay “On Being the Right Size,” which describes relations between the sizes and the biological systems of organisms.

The history of evolution, since it deals with our own origin as well as the origin of all life on Earth, has been subject to much prejudice, and has been confused by many poorly-justified notions, but these scientists—Fisher, Haldane, Wright, Dobzhansky, and others—studied evolution and genetics mathematically and found that Mendel’s laws of inheritance when applied to populations permitted the perpetuation of natural variations and Darwin’s natural selection as a driver of evolution.

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