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Darwin-L Message Log 5:210 (January 1994)

Academic Discussion on the History and Theory of the Historical Sciences

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<5:210>From mwinsor@epas.utoronto.ca  Sat Jan 29 10:01:53 1994

From: mwinsor@epas.utoronto.ca (Mary P Winsor)
Subject: Dobzhansky's definition
To: darwin-l@ukanaix.cc.ukans.edu (bulletin board)
Date: Sat, 29 Jan 1994 11:10:57 -0500 (EST)

Thanks, Robert Brandon, for identifying source of gene-change
definition of evolution.  The guess at Julian Huxley was off the mark:
- his book Evolution: the Modern Synthesis (which was 1942, not the
'50s) draws heavily from Dobzhansky (as well as from JBSHaldane's "The
Causes of Evolution" which I have recently been studying).  Just to
keep the record straight.
I think I introduced myself a while back; I'm an historian of
systematics at the Univ. of Toronto.
Polly Winsor  mwinsor@epas.utoronto.ca

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