Inbreeding and Outbreeding: Their Genetic and Sociological Significance

Inbreeding and Outbreeding: Their Genetic and Sociological Significance

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Inbreeding and Outbreeding: Their Genetic and Sociological Significance

Inbreeding and Outbreeding: Their Genetic and Sociological Significance

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It is inevitable that each work planned as a member of a series of biological monographs should be somewhat technical. Of necessity each must be concise. In view of the difficulties these limitations involve, one may hardly expect to escape the criticism that the subject matter often tends to be esoteric in its nature, for few can say in Shaw's odd fancy, "I tried to do too much -- and did it." Nevertheless, there has been a serious effort to avoid a mere record of the development of a specific problem in Genetics as an aid to the general biologist. No one could have a professional interest in a subject of this kind without the desire that there be some practical application of the results to agriculture and to the many phases of sociology where a knowledge of the laws of heredity is a first requisite. Though such applications of the genetic conclusions are touched but lightly here, there is the hope that the non-biological worker interested in problems of human welfare will find some new thoughts and pertinent suggestions in the compelling logic of the controlled experiments described throughout the pages. At least it was with this idea in mind that the authors prepared the first four chapters. For the zoölogist and botanist the well-known facts and elementary principles there discussed would have been unnecessary.

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