Reference numberRR/15/100
TitleReferee's report by William Bateson, on a paper 'Mathematical contributions to the theory of evolution. IX. On the principle of homotyposis and its relation to heredity. Part I. Homotyposis in the vegetable kingdom' by Karl Pearson
Date15 November 1900
DescriptionSectional committee: Zoology

Not recommended for publication in Philosophical Transactions in its present form. The point elucidated in the paper is of high interest but the conception as defined by Pearson of average homotypic correlation as a value which has an objective existence in nature and is capable of determination, is based on a fallacy. The question raised is complex and he cannot briefly make his meaning clear but has set out the difficulty at length in the accompanying manuscript [not attached], which the Committee is at liberty to communicate to Pearson or anyone else.

[Published in Philosophical Transactions A, 1901].

Endorsed on verso as received 15 November 1900.
Physical descriptionStandardised form (type A)
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Access statusOpen
Related materialDOI: 10.1098/rsta.1901.0020
Related records in the catalogueRR/15/101
Fellows associated with this archive
NA8118Bateson; William (1861 - 1926)1861 - 1926
NA8002Pearson; Karl (1857 - 1936); statistician and eugenicist1857 - 1936
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