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Video: The Greatly Exaggerated Reports of the Death of Biometry

One advantage of the pandemic is that it gives me the chance to share a few talks that wouldn’t normally have been publicly accessible! Here’s a bit from my current book project (watch this space for more news about that) on the fate of the “biometrical school” after 1906.

In short, while the classic history of genetics argues that biometry formed a twenty-five year false start, I argue here for a much stronger sense of continuity, and a way in which we can read the history of this period as one of incremental continuity rather than rupture and revolution. Check out the video below!