|Title||Referee's report by Percy Alexander MacMahon, on a paper 'On a generalised Theory of Alternative Inheritance with special reference to Mendel's Laws' by Karl Pearson|
|Date||22 November 1903|
|Description||Sectional Committee: [Mathematics]|
Not recommended for publication in Philosophical Transactions. From a mathematical point of view the paper consists of the application of well known mathematical methods to the working out of certain assumed, but admittedly doubtful, physiological hypotheses. Feels sure there is value in this research as a test by actual numbers of the truth of a certain hypothesis although the test fails in some considerable measure to establish the hypothesis. The paper should be published in some scientific periodical, but not the 'Philosophical Transactions'. Gives an example of the mathematical notation being antiquated and thinks this ought to be altered.
[Published in the Philosophical Transactions A, 1904].
Endorsed on verso as received 23 November 1903.
|Physical description||Letter on paper|
|Related material||DOI: 10.1098/rsta.1904.0015 Vol.203 1904|
|Related records in the catalogue||RR/16/89|
Fellows associated with this archive
|NA6982||MacMahon; Percy Alexander (1854 - 1929)||1854 - 1929|
|NA8002||Pearson; Karl (1857 - 1936); statistician and eugenicist||1857 - 1936|