Sep 22, 2012
@5:29 PM

Great quote from Ralph Greenspan

I (Gholson Lyon) had the honor of meeting Ralph Greenspan at a meeting recently. In reading some of his papers, I stumbled across (in this paper) this awesome quote concerning the work of Davenport at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory:

“These studies suffered, however, from Davenport’s propensity to see Mendelian inheritance in every trait he looked at, from Huntingtons’s Disease to feeble-mindedness, which he claimed was recessive, but we now suspect to be environmentally induced by prolonged contact with academic researchers”.

Very hilarious, and very true. :)