The Case of Paul Kammerer: Evolution and Experimentation in the Early 20th Century

  title={The Case of Paul Kammerer: Evolution and Experimentation
in the Early 20th Century},
  author={Sander Gliboff},
  journal={Journal of the History of Biology},
  • Sander Gliboff
  • Published 21 July 2006
  • Biology
  • Journal of the History of Biology
To some, a misguided Lamarckian and a fraud, to others a martyr in the fight against Darwinism, the Viennese zoologist Paul Kammerer (1880–1926) remains one of the most controversial scientists of the early 20th century. Here his work is reconsidered in light of turn-of-the-century problems in evolutionary theory and experimental methodology, as seen from Kammerer’s perspective in Vienna. Kammerer emerges not as an opponent of Darwinism, but as one would-be modernizer of the 19th-century theory… Expand

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