publication . Article . 1919

Dr. Kammerer's Testimony to the Inheritance of Acquired Characters

W. BATESON;
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  • Published: 03 Jul 1919
Abstract
PROF. MACBRIDE'S letter in NATURE for May 22 last calls for some statement from me. When, in 1910, I was engaged in writing those chapters of my book, “Problems of Genetics” (1913), which deal with the effects of changed conditions in producing genetic variation, I endeavoured to form an opinion as to the validity of the cases usually claimed in recent years as having given positive results. I had no difficulty in showing that nearly all this evidence is unsubstantial. The copious and astonishing observations said to have been witnessed by Prof. Tower, of Chicago University, and by Dr. Kammerer, of the Vienna Versuchsanstalt, naturally called for exceptionally c...
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free text keywords: Multidisciplinary, Evolutionary biology, Classics, Tower, Biology, Textual criticism
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publication . Article . 1919

Dr. Kammerer's Testimony to the Inheritance of Acquired Characters

W. BATESON;