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Ehud Lamm
Tel Aviv University
Abstract
Richard Goldschmidt famously rejected the notion of atomic and corpuscular genes, arranged on the chromosome like beads-on-a-string. I provide an exegesis of Goldschmidt’s intuition by analyzing his repeated and extensive use of metaphorical language and analogies in his attempts to convey his notion of the nature of the genetic material and specifically the significance of chromosomal pattern. The paper concentrates on Goldschmidt’s use of metaphors in publications spanning 1940-1955.
Keywords Analogical models  gene action  systemic mutation  genetic hierarchy
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Richard Goldschmidt's "Heresies" and the Evolutionary Synthesis.Michael R. Dietrich - 1995 - Journal of the History of Biology 28 (3):431-461.
William Bateson and the Promise of Mendelism.Lindley Darden - 1977 - Journal of the History of Biology 10 (1):87-106.

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