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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


Simon Mawer's Mendel's Dwarf: Event Review

A report by Robert Lloyd on the fifth BookTalk of the 2015/16 season, which took place on 3 May 2016: Simon Mawer’s Mendel’s Dwarf 1,250 more words

Innovation through Synthesis: the Methodology of Gregor Mendel

I wrote this essay for entry earlier this year for entry to the Galton Institute’s Mendel Essay Prize 2016, an essay competition open to British and Irish A-Level Students to write on Gregor Mendel and his legacy. 1,148 more words

But it was Mendel’s Dwarf that saw him come into his own as a writer. A dozen years on, his voice still lifts when he talks about it.

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Mendel’s Dwarf is an unusual piece. It’s a work of science fiction in the strict sense, but without any of the familiar traits of the genre.

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BookTalk event, 3 May 2016: Simon Mawer, Mendel’s Dwarf (1997)

The next BookTalk event will focus on Man Booker shortlisted author Simon Mawer’s controversial novel Mendel’s Dwarf.

The novel, published first in 1997 and reissued in a new edition in 2011, weaves together a reimagining of the life of Gregor Mendel, the father of genetic science, with contemporary geneticist Benedict Lambert, who is both a dwarf with achondroplasia and a distant relation of Mendel. 323 more words


Bases Bloated: The Genetics of Center Field

The center fielder is King of the Outfield. When he calls a ball, everyone backs off. Like Moses, or his alter ego Charlton Heston and most recently Christian Bale – come on Hollywood, get your shit together! 903 more words

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