Reference numberRR/15/369
TitleReferee's report by William Thomas Blanford, on a paper 'Mathematical contributions to the theory of evolution. XI. On the influence of natural selection on the variability and correlation of organs' by Karl Pearson
Date13 February 1902
DescriptionSectional Committee: [Mathematics]

He has tried his best to understand the paper but so many of his terms are unfamiliar that he is not sure that he can grasp his meaning. Regarding the papers scientific merits, he is not quite sure he is in a position to form a judgement. A considerable portion of the paper is little more than a dispute about terms, and the superiority of the 'biometrician' over the mere biologist is insisted upon at considerable length. Whilst he does not question the importance of the principal question at issue, he confesses to being more than puzzled than enlightened.

[Published in Philosophical Transactions A, 1903].
Physical descriptionLetter on paper
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Access statusOpen
Related materialDOI: 10.1098/rsta.1903.0001
Related records in the catalogueRR/15/370
Fellows associated with this archive
NA7894Larmor; Sir; Joseph (1857 - 1942); physicist1857 - 1942
NA3732Blanford; William Thomas (1832 - 1905)1832 - 1905
NA8002Pearson; Karl (1857 - 1936); statistician and eugenicist1857 - 1936
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