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The Utility of Specific Characters

Nature volume 54, page 546 | Download Citation



I AM anxious to avoid prolonging this discussion, but I should like to say a word in answer to Prof. Pearson and Mr. Cunningham. The letters of these gentlemen may lead some readers to infer that I have only just recognised the hypothetical nature of the law of growth of crabs assumed in the report of last year, to which reference has been made. I wish, therefore, to point out that the hypothetical nature of this assumption is recognised in the report itself (Roy. Soc. Proc., vol. lvii. pp. 367–368), and in the remarks which accompany it (ibid., pp. 381–382).

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  1. University College, London, October 3.

    • W. F. R. WELDON


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