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Mendel's tools

Many years ago, I wrote an essay called “The Tool Box”; it’s included in my book, Red Laredo Boots. In it, I looked at a box John’s grandfather had made in England for John’s father Ben when the family emigrated to Canada in 1953. 631 more words

Mendel's Peas: A new translation

Yesterday the journal Genetics published our article about Mendel’s reading of Darwin’s Origin of Species in a German translation and his use of some of the ideas in his report on his experiments with hybridity in peas. 54 more words

Historical Misconceptions - WABAC Into History

“Let’s go back  and set the record straight at some crucial points in history, starting with the American Revolution, Sherman My Boy.”

Historical Myths

and Misconceptions… 2,057 more words


The Monthly Scientist: Mr September

The end of September already! Hope you’ve been all having a fantastic a year, it’s certainly rattling on through! On to who we’re celebrating today, without this guy we might be miles behind in the field of genetics, it is of course Mr Mendel. 184 more words


Inspirational Scientists - Francis Crick (1916–2004) James Watson (1928 - preset), Maurice Wilkins (1916–2004), and Rosalind Franklin (1920 - 1958)

Francis Crick, James Watson, Maurice Wilkins, and Rosalind Franklin took Gregor Mendel’s work with peas to a new level of genetic understanding.  They were the first people to have strong enough microscopes to throughly study the molecules of DNA and RNA.  191 more words

Inspirational Scientists - Gregor Mendel - September 15, 2016


Gregor Mendel is famous for several reasons. Most elementary school children learn about his pea experiments.  His observations and notes documented years of research in the genetics of pea plants. 162 more words

Famous Scientists Who Believed in God - Part 10 - Gregor Mendel

 Gregor Mendel (1822-1884)

Mendel was the first to lay the mathematical foundations of genetics, in what came to be called “Mendelianism“. He began his research in 1856 (three years before Darwin published his Origin of Species) in the garden of the Monastery in which he was a monk. 139 more words