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
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