Is there Determinate Variation?


    IN an article published in Science of November 16, Prof. Vernon L. Kellogg, of Stanford University, discusses the question as to the existence among organisms of determinate variation, that is to say, variation in the same or a similar direction in a large number of individuals of a, single species. If such a factor does exist, one of the objections to the origin of species by natural selection—namely, that small individual variations would be eliminated in a generation or two—disappears.

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    Is there Determinate Variation? . Nature 75, 237 (1907) doi:10.1038/075237a0

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