A Conversation for Gregor Mendel and the Basics of Genetics
scaryfish Started conversation Jan 1, 2003
Well done. As you said, people think genetics is all about people in white coats.. when it's really all about those punnet-squares :P
*chuckles* I can think of quite a few examples where if they had done the experiment _slightly_ different, it wouldn't have worked.. Like Mendel with his peas - just "happened" to pick genes that were all on separate chromosomes.
Amy: ear-deep in novels, poetics, and historical documents. Posted Jan 1, 2003
Litesmth Posted May 25, 2007
Yeah, and Mendel faked his results!
A statistical study of his work showed his results (4:1, 2:2, 9:3:3:1 ratios) were SO CLOSE to what he expected, that he must have fiddled with his data. But then they had a different attitude to scientific inquiry in those days...
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