Review, Ronald Fisher's "Genetical Theory of Natural Selection"

Why is this book important? Because it is still referred to as the basis for the population statistics on which rests the reigning scientific theory of evolution. As recently as 2010 Fisher was Richard Dawkins’ choice for the greatest biologist since Darwin: "He therefore could be said to have provided researchers in biology and medicine with their most important research tools, as well as with the modern version of biology’s central theorem.” But is the statistics within it sound. I conclude, no. More...

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