Biology and Philosophy

, Volume 6, Issue 4, pp 447–451

The real objective of Mendel's paper: A response to Monaghan and Corcos

  • Raphael Falk
  • Sahotra Sarkar
Discussions

DOI: 10.1007/BF00128714

Cite this article as:
Falk, R. & Sarkar, S. Biol Philos (1991) 6: 447. doi:10.1007/BF00128714

Abstract

Mendel's work in hybridization is ipso facto a study in inheritance. He is explicit in his interest to formulate universal generalizations, and at least in the case of the independent segregation of traits, he formulated his conclusions in the form of a law. Mendel did not discern, however, the inheritance of traits from that of the potential for traits. Choosing to study discrete non-overlapping traits, this did not hamper his efforts.

Key words

Hybridization and inheritancelaws of inheritanceMendel

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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1991

Authors and Affiliations

  • Raphael Falk
    • 1
  • Sahotra Sarkar
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of GeneticsThe Hebrew UniversityJerusalemIsrael
  2. 2.Boston Center for the Philosophy and History of ScienceBostonU.S.A.