Thomas Hunt Morgan and the problem of natural selection

  title={Thomas Hunt Morgan and the problem of natural selection},
  author={G. Allen},
  journal={Journal of the History of Biology},
  • G. Allen
  • Published 1968
  • History
  • Journal of the History of Biology
At the beginning of the present century a number of prominent biologists were voicing strong doubts about the Darwinian theory of natural selection. Despite some historians' statements to the contrary,' the literature of this period indicates that the idea of natural selection had by no means gained wide or whole-hearted acceptance even as late as 1915. Among the particularly outspoken critics were a number of experimental biologists, including William Bateson, T. H. Morgan, Ross G. Harrison… Expand
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