The Founders of Evolutionary Genetics: A Centenary Reappraisal / Edition 1

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This book is a reassessment of the work of Fisher, Haldane, Muller and Wright on the occasion of the centenaries of their birth. Given the seminal role played by these figures in twentieth century evolutionary biology, it is also an important contribution to the history of biology. It brings together the scholarship of biologists, historians and philosophers to analyze the relative contributions and influence of these figures. In considering Muller along with Fisher, Haldane and Wright as a founder of 'evolutionary genetics', this book breaks new ground in the historiography of biology.
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The Founders of Evolutionary Genetics: 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 Twentieth-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. Index.
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