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J. B. S. Haldane (1892 – 1964)

John Burdon Sanderson Haldane (Born::November 5, 1892Died::December 1, 1964) was a British-born geneticist and evolutionary biologist. Among others, J. B. S. Haldane was one of the scientists that laid the foundations of population genetics and the mathematical theory of evolution.[1][2]

Biography

Haldane was born in Oxford. His father was John Scott Haldane, a physiologist and his mother, Louisa Kathleen Haldane descended from Scottish aristocrats.[3] He went up to New College in the autumn of 1911.[4]

Publications

  • Daedalus; or, Science and the Future (1924), E. P. Dutton and Company, Inc., a paper read to the Heretics, Cambridge, on February 4, 1923
  • A Mathematical Theory of Natural and Artificial Selection, a series of papers beginning in 1924
  • G.E. Briggs and J.B.S. Haldane (1925). A note on the kinetics of enzyme action, Biochem. J., 19: 338–339
  • Callinicus: A Defence of Chemical Warfare (1925), E. P. Dutton
  • Possible Worlds and Other Essays (1928), Harper and Brothers. 1937 edition London: Chatto & Windus. 2001 edition Transaction Publishers: ISBN 0-7658-0715-7
  • Animal Biology (1929) Oxford: Clarendon
  • Enzymes (1930), MIT Press 1965 edition with new preface by the author written just prior to his death: ISBN 0-262-58003-9
  • The Inequality of Man, and Other Essays (1932)
  • Haldane, J.B.S.; Leigh Jr., Egbert G. (author of the Afterword) (1990). The Causes of Evolution. Princeton, New Jersey: Princeton University Press. ISBN 0-691-02442-1. 
  • Science and Human Life (1933), Harper and Brothers, Ayer Co. reprint: ISBN 0-8369-2161-5
  • Science and the Supernatural: Correspondence with Arnold Lunn (1935), Sheed & Ward, Inc,
  • Fact and Faith (1934), Watts Thinker's Library
  • "A Contribution to the Theory of Price Fluctuations", The Review of Economic Studies , 1:3, 186-195 (1934).
  • My Friend Mr Leakey (1937), Vigyan Prasar 2001 reprint: ISBN 81-7480-029-8
  • Air Raid Precautions (A.R.P.) (1938), Victor Gollancz
  • Marxist Philosophy and the Sciences (1939), Random House, Ayer Co. reprint: ISBN 0-8369-1137-7
  • Science and Everyday Life (1940), Macmillan, 1941 Penguin, Ayer Co. 1975 reprint: ISBN 0-405-06595-7
  • Science in Peace and War (1941), Lawrence & Wishart Ltd
  • New Paths in Genetics (1941), George Allen & Unwin
  • Heredity & Politics (1943), George Allen & Unwin
  • Why Professional Workers should be Communists (1945), London: Communist Party (of Great Britain) In this four page pamphlet, Haldane contends that Communism should appeal to professionals because Marxism is based on the scientific method and Communists hold scientists as important; Haldane subsequently disavowed this position
  • Adventures of a Biologist (1947)
  • Science Advances (1947), Macmillan
  • What is Life? (1947), Boni and Gaer, 1949 edition: Lindsay Drummond
  • Everything Has a History (1951), Allen & Unwin—Includes "Auld Hornie, F.R.S."; C.S. Lewis's "Reply to Professor Haldane" is available in "On Stories and Other Essays on Literature," ed. Walter Hooper (1982), ISBN 0-15-602768-2.
  • "The Origins of Life", New Biology, 16, 12–27 (1954). Suggests that an alternative biochemistry could be based on liquid ammonia.
  • "Origin of Man", Nature, 176, 169 (1955)
  • "Cancer's a Funny Thing", New Statesman, 21 February 1964
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References

  1. Majumder, Partha P., ed. (1993). Human Population Genetics: A Centennial Tribute to J. B. S. Haldane. New York and London: Plenum Press. ISBN 0-306-44572-7. 
  2. Batten, Don (2005). "Haldane's Dilemma Has Not Been Solved". TJ The In-depth Journal of Creation 19 (1): 20-21. ISSN 1036-2916. 
  3. Acott, C (1999). "JS Haldane, JBS Haldane, L Hill, and A Siebe: A brief resumé of their lives.". South Pacific Underwater Medicine Society Journal 29 (3). ISSN 0813-1988. OCLC 16986801. http://archive.rubicon-foundation.org/6016. Retrieved 2013-08-21. 
  4. Clark, Ronald W (1969). J B S: The Life and Work of J. B. S. Haldane. New York: Coward-McCann, Inc.. p. 27. Library of Congress Catalog Card Number:68-11875. 

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