The Genetical Theory of Natural Selection

@article{PunnettTheGT,
  title={The Genetical Theory of Natural Selection},
  author={Reginald Crundall Punnett},
  journal={Nature},
  volume={126},
  pages={595-597}
}
  • R. Punnett
  • Published 1 October 1930
  • Philosophy
  • Nature
PROBABLY most geneticists to-day are some-what sceptical as to the value of the mathematical treatment of their problems. With the deepest respect, and even awe, for that association of complex symbols and human genius that can bring a universe to heel, they are nevertheless content to let it stand at that, believing that in their own particular line it is, after all, plodding that does it. Although it is true that most text-books of genetics open with a chapter on biometry, closer inspection… Expand
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