Gavin Beer

Gavin Beer

What mechanism can it be that results in the production of homologous organs, the same 'patterns', in spite of their not being controlled by the same genes? I asked this question in 1938, and it has not been answeredMore Gavin Beer quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
A living organism must be studied from two distinct aspects. One of these is the causal-analytic aspect which is so fruitfully applicable to ontogeny. The other is the historical descriptive aspect which is unravelling lines of phylogeny with ever-increasing precision. Each of these aspects may make suggestions concerning the possible significance of events seen under the other, but does not explain or translate them into simpler terms.More Gavin Beer quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The scientific method ... is nothing but the exclusion of subjective opinions as far as possible, by the devising of experiments where observation can give objective answers, yes or no, to questions whether events are causally connected.More Gavin Beer quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
But science is the collection of nature's answers; the humanities the collection of men's thoughts.More Gavin Beer quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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