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(dəb-zhăn′skē), Theodosius 1900-1975.
Russian-born American geneticist. His Genetics and the Origin of the Species (1937) synthesized Mendel's laws of heredity and Darwinian theory. He is also known for his study of the fruit fly Drosophilia, which showed a large degree of genetic variation within a population.
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3) Dobzhansky Theodosius "Nothing in Biology Makes Sense Except in the Light of Evolution," American Biology Teacher 35 (March 1973), reprinted in Evolution versus Creationism, ed.
Thus, his theory or mythology wins credibility when it is applied to cultural events, especially if we consider that myth must infiltrate culture by "teaching and learning" in order to transform it, and this is what Dobzhansky asserted above.
As the eminent population geneticist Theodosius Dobzhansky wrote: "[I]f we enable the weak and the deformed to live and to propagate their kinds, we face the prospect of a genetic twilight; but if we let them die or suffer when we can save them[,] we face the certainty of a moral twilight.
Perhaps best known among the scientists are Theodosius Dobzhansky, Julian Huxley, and Ivan Petrovich Pavlov.
As geneticist Theodosius Dobzhansky once so aptly proclaimed, "Nothing makes sense in biology except in the light of evolution.
Theodosius Dobzhansky, one of the great evolutionary geneticists of the 20th century, was a professing Christian, as are scientists like Francis Collins, who directed the Human Genome Project.
Biology continues to generate an ever-expanding body of molecular, genetic and population data that has only confirmed, in the words of noted evolutionary biologist Theodosius Dobzhansky, that "nothing in biology makes sense, except in the light of evolution.
5 /PRNewswire/ -- Theodosius Dobzhansky, the late great geneticist and evolutionary biologist, said it best: "Nothing in biology makes sense except in the light of evolution.
A student of Dobzhansky and a formidable scientist in his own right, Ayala is also a former Dominican priest with a doctoral degree in theology; he favors the independence position in Barbour's typology.
To be sure, eugenicist Charles Benedict Davenport puts in an appearance with his 1917 article "Effects of Race Intermingling" as do geneticist William Ernest Castle and geneticist and evolutionary biologist Theodosius Dobzhansky.
The first edition, reviewed in the March 2008 issue of this journal by Owen Gingerich, focused on eight figures: Arie Leegwater on Charles Coulson, Jitse van der Meer on Theodosius Dobzhansky, James Moore on Ronald Fisher, Peter Bowler on Julian Huxley, Richard Beyler on Pascual Jordan, Torsten Ruting on Ivan Pavlov, Edward Davis on Michael Pupin, and Mark Stoll on Edward Wilson.
Theodosius Dobzhansky (geneticist): "The importance for human development of the helplessness of the human child and its complete dependence on its mother can hardly be exaggerated.