Letter from Francis Crick to Ernst Mayr


Title:
Letter from Francis Crick to Ernst Mayr
Description:
Crick's letter to the evolutionary biologist Ernst Mayr was written in reference to the contemporary debate in the United States about the role of genetics, race, and environment in human behavior. The debate was triggered by the Nobel Prize winning physicist William Shockley, who argued that the lag in educational achievements of black Americans could be accounted for by inherited racial traits, namely a lower IQ.
Extent:
1 pages
Date Created:
21 April 1971
Creator:
Crick, Francis, 1916-2004
Recipient:
Mayr, Ernst, 1904-2005
Source:
Original Repository. Wellcome Library for the History and Understanding of Medicine. Francis Harry Compton Crick Papers. 11646. URL. http://archives.wellcome.ac.uk/
Original Repository:
The Wellcome Library for the History and Understanding of Medicine. Francis Harry Compton Crick Papers
Right Type:
Permission Granted - No Conditions
Right Statement:
Reproduced with permission of the Wellcome Library for the History and Understanding of Medicine. and http://library.wellcome.ac.uk/
Subject:
Genetics, Intelligence, and Continental Population Groups
Profiles in Science ID:
SCBBMV
NLM ID:
101584582X182
Genre:
Letters (correspondence)
Language:
English
Format:
Text
Location:
Box: 12. Folder: PP/CRI/D/1/2/8