Fisher, Ronald Aylmer

Abstract

Ronald A. Fisher (1890–1962) was a statistics pioneer who developed population genetics and created innovative mathematical experiments.

Keywords: statistics; population genetics; Darwinism; eugenics

Further Reading

Bennett JH (ed.) (1983) Natural Selection, Heredity, and Eugenics: Including Selected Correspondence of R.A. Fisher with Leonard Darwin and Others. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Box JF (1978) R. A. Fisher: The Life of a Scientist. New York: Wiley.

Fisher RA (1925) Statistical Methods for Research Workers. Edinburgh: Oliver & Boyd.

Fisher RA (1930) The Genetical Theory of Natural Selection. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

MacKenzie DA (1981) Statistics in Britain, 1865–1930: The Social Construction of Scientific Knowledge. Edinburgh, UK: Edinburgh University Press.

Provine WB (1971) The Origins of Theoretical Population Genetics. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

Ruse M (1996) Monad to Man: The Concept of Progress in Evolutionary Biology. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.

Ruse M (1999) Mystery of Mysteries: Is Evolution a Social Construction? Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.

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Ruse, Michael(Sep 2006) Fisher, Ronald Aylmer. In: eLS. John Wiley & Sons Ltd, Chichester. http://www.els.net [doi: 10.1002/9780470015902.a0005690]