Psychological, Historical, and Ethical Reflections on the Mendelian Paradox

  title={Psychological, Historical, and Ethical Reflections on the Mendelian Paradox},
  author={Moti Nissani},
  journal={Perspectives in Biology and Medicine},
  pages={182 - 196}
  • Moti Nissani
  • Published 1994
  • Sociology, Medicine
  • Perspectives in Biology and Medicine
By 1911 [1], R. A. Fisher sensed some statistical irregularities in Mendel's classic paper [2]. Twenty-five years later, Fisher published an analysis of Mendel's experiments, concluding that "the data of most, if not all, of the experiments have been falsified so as to agree closely with Mendel's expectations" [3, p. 164]. In private, Fisher referred to his discovery that Mendel data had been "faked" as "abominable" and a "shocking experience" [4, pp. 296—297]. Fisher's dispassionate analysis… 

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