Richard Goldschmidt: hopeful monsters and other 'heresies'

@article{Dietrich2003RichardGH,
  title={Richard Goldschmidt: hopeful monsters and other 'heresies'},
  author={Michael R. Dietrich},
  journal={Nature Reviews Genetics},
  year={2003},
  volume={4},
  pages={68-74}
}
  • M. Dietrich
  • Published 2003
  • Biology
  • Nature Reviews Genetics
Richard Goldschmidt is remembered today as one of the most controversial biologists of the twentieth century. Although his work on sex determination and physiological genetics earned him accolades from his peers, his rejection of the classical gene and his unpopular theories about evolution significantly damaged his scientific reputation. This article reviews Goldschmidt's life and work, with an emphasis on his controversial views. 

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