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The Causes of Evolution

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J.B.S. Haldane (1892-1964), one of the founders of the science of population genetics, was also one of the greatest practitioners of the art of explaining science to the layperson. Haldane was a superb story-teller, as his essays and his children's books attest. In The Causes of Evolution he not only helped to marry the new science of genetics to the older one of evolution ...more
Paperback, 252 pages
Published October 10th 1990 by Princeton University Press (first published 1932)
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Charles Eliot
May 25, 2014 Charles Eliot rated it liked it
Darwin and Wallace announced their theories of evolution by natural selection in 1858, and the following year Darwin published his majestic book "The Origin of Species". By 1932, when British scientist J.B.S. Haldane wrote "The Causes of Evolution", evolution was firmly established as a scientific fact (although some were - and still are - willing to keep arguing the point). The mechanism of natural selection had, however, been through a harder slog towards acceptance.

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J. B. S. Haldane, in full John Burdon Sanderson Haldane (born Nov. 5, 1892, Oxford, Oxfordshire, Eng.—died Dec. 1, 1964, Bhubaneswar, India), British geneticist, biometrician, physiologist, and popularizer of science who opened new paths of research in population genetics and evolution.

Son of the noted physiologist John Scott Haldane, he began studying science as assistant to his father at the age
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