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  1. Controlling Human Heredity: 1865 to the Present.Diane B. Paul & Marouf A. Hasian - 1998 - Journal of the History of Biology 31 (2):292-295.
  • Reevaluating Progressive Eugenics: Herbert Spencer Jennings and the 1924 Immigration Legislation.Elazar Barkan - 1991 - Journal of the History of Biology 24 (1):91 - 112.
  • Progress and its Problems: Toward a Theory of Scientific Growth.L. Laudan - 1977 - University of California Press.
    (This insularity was further promoted by the guileless duplicity of scholars in other fields, who were all too prepared to bequeath "the problem of ...
  • The Iq Controversy: A Reply to Layzer.Arthur R. Jensen - 1972 - Cognition 1 (4):427-452.
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  • Science or Superstition?David Layzer - 1972 - Cognition 1 (2-3):265-299.
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  • The Persistence of the R.A. Fisher-Sewall Wright Controversy.Robert Skipper - 2002 - Biology and Philosophy 17 (3):341-367.
    This paper considers recent heated debates led by Jerry A. Coyne andMichael J. Wade on issues stemming from the 1929–1962 R.A. Fisher-Sewall Wrightcontroversy in population genetics. William B. Provine once remarked that theFisher-Wright controversy is central, fundamental, and very influential.Indeed,it is also persistent. The argumentative structure of therecent (1997–2000) debates is analyzed with the aim of eliminating a logicalconflict in them, viz., that the two sides in the debates havedifferent aims and that, as such, they are talking past each other. (...)
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  • Biology and Philosophy: The Methodological Foundations of Biometry.B. J. Norton - 1975 - Journal of the History of Biology 8 (1):85 - 93.
  • The Politics of Heredity: Essays on Eugenics, Biomedicine, and the Nature-Nurture Debate.Diane B. Paul - 1998 - State University of New York Press.
    Explores the political forces underlying shifts in thinking about the respective influence of heredity and environment in shaping human behavior, and the feasibility and morality of eugenics.
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  • What Was Fisher’s Fundamental Theorem of Natural Selection and What Was It For?Anya Plutynski - 2005 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part C 37 (1):59-82.
    Fisher’s ‘fundamental theorem of natural selection’ is notoriously abstract, and, no less notoriously, many take it to be false. In this paper, I explicate the theorem, examine the role that it played in Fisher’s general project for biology, and analyze why it was so very fundamental for Fisher. I defend Ewens (1989) and Lessard (1997) in the view that the theorem is in fact a true theorem if, as Fisher claimed, ‘the terms employed’ are ‘used strictly as defined’ (1930, p. (...)
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  • What Was Fisher’s Fundamental Theorem of Natural Selection and What Was It For?Anya Plutynski - 2004 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences 37 (1):59-82.
    Fisher’s ‘fundamental theorem of natural selection’ is notoriously abstract, and, no less notoriously, many take it to be false. In this paper, I explicate the theorem, examine the role that it played in Fisher’s general project for biology, and analyze why it was so very fundamental for Fisher. I defend Ewens and Lessard in the view that the theorem is in fact a true theorem if, as Fisher claimed, ‘the terms employed’ are ‘used strictly as defined’. Finally, I explain the (...)
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  • Behavioral Genetics and Development: Historical and Conceptual Causes of Controversy.Paul Griffiths & James Tabery - unknown
    Traditional, quantitative behavioral geneticists and developmental psychobiologists such as Gilbert Gottlieb have long debated what it would take to create a truly developmental behavioral genetics. These disputes have proven so intractable that disputants have repeatedly suggested that the problem rests on their opponents' conceptual confusion; whilst others have argued that the intractability results from the non-scientific, political motivations of their opponents. The authors provide a different explanation of the intractability of these debates. They show that the disputants have competing interpretations (...)
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  • The "Evolutionary Synthesis" of George Udny Yule.James Tabery - 2003 - Journal of the History of Biology 37 (1):73-101.
    This article discusses the work of George Udny Yule in relation to the evolutionary synthesis and the biometric-Mendelian debate. It has generally been claimed that (i.) in 1902, Yule put forth the first account showing that the competing biometric and Mendelian programs could be synthesized. Furthermore, (ii.) the scientific figures who should have been most interested in this thesis (the biometricians W. F. Raphael Weldon and Karl Pearson, and the Mendelian William Bateson) were too blinded by personal animosity towards each (...)
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  • Educability and Group Differences.A. R. Jensen - 1974 - British Journal of Educational Studies 22 (1):102-103.
  • From the reaktionsNorm to the Adaptive Norm: The Norm of Reaction, 1909–1960. [REVIEW]Sahotra Sarkar - 1999 - Biology and Philosophy 14 (2):235-252.
  • Genetics and Reductionism.Sahotra Sarkar - 1998 - Cambridge University Press.
    With the advent of the Human Genome Project there have been many claims for the genetic origins of complex human behavior including insanity, criminality, and intelligence. But what does it really mean to call something 'genetic'? This is the fundamental question that Sahotra Sarkar's book addresses. The author analyses the nature of reductionism in classical and molecular genetics. He shows that there are two radically different kinds of reductionist explanation: genetic reduction and physical reduction . This important book clarifies the (...)
     
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  • Tests of Significance Following R. A. Fisher.D. J. Johnstone - 1987 - British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 38 (4):481-499.
  • The Visible College: The Collective Biography of British Scientific Socialists of the 1930s.Gary Werskey - 1982 - Science and Society 46 (2):230-234.
     
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  • Genetic Principles in Medicine and Social Science.Lancelot Hogben - 1932 - Philosophy 7 (27):351-352.
     
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  • Genetic Principles in Medicine and Social Science.J. S. Huxley - 1932 - The Eugenics Review 23 (4):341.
  • Mathematics for the Million.Lancelot Hogben - 1937 - Science and Society 1 (4):577-579.
     
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  • The Nature of Living Matter.Lancelot Hogben - 1931 - Mind 40 (159):375-381.
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  • R. A. Fisher, The Life of a Scientist.Joan Fisher Box - 1980 - Revue Philosophique de la France Et de l'Etranger 170 (4):480-483.
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  • The Analysis of Variance and the Analysis of Causes.R. C. Lewontin - 1974 - American Journal of Human Genetics 26:400-11.
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