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American Philosophical Society
Choosing Selection: The Revival of Natural Selection in Anglo-American Evolutionary Biology, 1930-1970 (Transactions Vol. 99, Part 3)
Stephen G. Brush
This book describes the establishment of the hypothesis that Charles Darwin’s “natural selection,” reformulated by R.A. Fisher, J.B. S. Haldane, and S. Wright in the light of Mendelian genetics, is the primary or exclusive mechanism for biological evolution. During the 1930s, alternatives such as Lamarchism, macromutations, and orthogenesis were rejected in favor of natural selection acting on small mutations, but there were disagreements about the role of random genetic drift in evolution. By the 1950s, research by T. Dobzhansky, E.B. Ford, and others persuaded leading evolutionists that natural selection was so powerful that drift was generally unimportant. This conclusion was accepted by most; however, a significant minority of biology textbooks and popular articles mentioned drift in the late 1960s.
Denotation of Generic Terms in Ancient Indian Philosophy: Grammar, Nyaya, & Mimamsa
Armenian Merchants of the Seventeenth and Early Eighteenth Centuries: English East India Company Sources: Transactions, APS (vol. 88, part 5)
Additions to the Pleistocene Mammal Faunas of South Carolina, North Carolina, & Georgia (Transaction 92-5)
Most Important Clock in America: The David Rittenhouse Astronomical Musical Clock at Drexel University: Transactions, American Philosophical Society (Volume 99, Part 2)
Classification and Development of North American Indian Cultures: A Statistical Analysis of the Driver-Massey Sample: Transactions, APS (vol. 65, part 3)
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