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Main Title Treasure Your Exceptions The Science and Life of William Bateson / [electronic resource] :
Author Cock, Alan.
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Forsdyke, Donald R.
Publisher Springer New York,
Year Published 2008
ISBN 9780387756882
Subjects Life sciences. ; Human genetics. ; Biology--Philosophy. ; Medicine. ; Evolution (Biology).
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Collation XXVI, 750p. 50 illus. online resource.
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Contents Notes
Genesis of a Geneticist -- A Cambridge Childhood (1861-1882) -- From Virginia to the Aral Sea (1883-1889) -- Galton -- Variation (1890-1894) -- Romanes -- Reorientation and Controversy (1895-1899) -- What Life May Be -- Mendelism -- Rediscovery (1900-1901) -- Mendel's Bulldog (1902-1906) -- Bateson's Bulldog -- On Course (1907-1908) -- Darwin Centenary (1909) -- Chromosomes -- The Innes Years -- Passages (1910-1914) -- Eugenics -- War (1915-1919) -- My Respectful Homage (1920-1922) -- Limits Undetermined (1923-1926) -- Politics -- Butler -- Pilgrimages -- The Kammerer Affair -- Science and Chauvinism -- Degrees for Women -- Eclipse -- Bashing -- Epilogue. William Bateson brought the work of Mendel (and much more) to the attention of the English-speaking world. He commanded the biological sciences in the decades after Darwin's death in 1882. To understand these years we must first understand Bateson. Through examination of the life of a major contributor to the turn-of-the-century revolution in biology, the authors of this volume reconcile the genocentrism of George Williams and Richard Dawkins with the hierarchical thinking of Richard Goldschmidt and Stephen Jay Gould. The anti-Darwinian arguments of Bateson are only now, a century later, gaining recognition. At last, Evolutionists can present a unified front to their creationist opponents.