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dc.contributor.author Gliboff, Sander
dc.date.accessioned 2016-04-06T11:13:25Z
dc.date.available 2016-04-06T11:13:25Z
dc.date.issued 2002
dc.identifier.citation Sander Gliboff, “The Spoiler: Paul Kammerer’s Fight for the Inheritance of Acquired Characteristics,” unpublished manuscript, available from IUScholarWorks en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2022/20791
dc.description.abstract In scientific controversy, as in sports, there are winners and losers, but sometimes also spoilers—unheralded outsiders, who defy convention and change the terms, the style, and the outcome of the competition, even if they cannot win it themselves. In the fight over the inheritance of acquired characteristics in the 1910s and 1920s, Paul Kammerer was the spoiler. His dramatic experimental results and provocative arguments surprised the established stars of genetics and evolution and exposed their weaknesses, particularly their inability to agree on the nature and causes of variation or on a better explanation of Kammerer’s results than Kammerer’s own “Lamarckian” one. en
dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.subject Genetics en
dc.subject Evolution en
dc.subject Inheritance of Acquired Characteristics en
dc.subject Paul Kammerer en
dc.subject Variation en
dc.title The Spoiler: Paul Kammerer’s Fight for the Inheritance of Acquired Characteristics en
dc.type Presentation en
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