Monday, July 5, 2010

Happy Birthday Ernst Mayr (1904-2005)

Among the most important evolutionary biologists of the 20th century, Mayr contributed immensely to the synthesis of Darwinian natural selection and Mendelian genetics. He was also a fine writer. I highly recommend his The Growth of Biological Thought: Diversity, Evolution and Inheritance (Belknap Harvard 1985).

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