All posts tagged with R. A. Fisher

Link: The frequentist Bigfoot

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Carl Zimmer connects Bigfoot with an explanation of the history of “null hypothesis” in a Nautilus essay: “Why we can’t rule out Bigfoot”. He discusses a rec...

Unraveling Fisher's mysteries

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Haldane’s Sieve has a great post by James Lee giving context to a new preprint from him and Carson Chow: “Our paper: The causal meaning of Fishers average ef...

R. A. Fisher's model of adaptation

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Chapter 2 of R. A. Fisher’s Genetical Theory of Natural Selection is remarkable for many reasons. In it, he presents a model of selection in an age-structure...

Quote: Fisher defining epistasis

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People often complain that R. A. Fisher wrote in a hard-to-read style; unnecessarily verbose and indirect. Either I don’t tend to mind, or I find that the st...

Phenotypic variance

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I’ve intermittently been reading through William Provine’s The Origins of Theoretical Population Genetics. It’s related to a project simmering on my back bur...

Why human evolution accelerated

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n. b. This is a story about my work on recent human evolution, describing some of the main results and how the work came about. The story refers to my paper ...