Letter from Francis Crick to Ernst Mayr


Title:
Letter from Francis Crick to Ernst Mayr
Creator:
Crick, Francis, 1916-2004
Recipient:
Mayr, Ernst, 1904-2005
Date:
21 April 1971
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.
Original Repository:
The Wellcome Library for the History and Understanding of Medicine. Francis Harry Compton Crick Papers
Location:
Box: 12. Folder: PP/CRI/D/1/2/8
Rights:
Reproduced with permission of the Wellcome Library for the History and Understanding of Medicine. and http://library.wellcome.ac.uk/
Genre:
Letters (correspondence)
Subject:
Genetics, Intelligence, and Continental Population Groups
Format:
Text
Extent:
1 pages
Relation:
Letter from Ernst Mayr to Francis Crick, 1971
Language:
English
Legacy Source Citation:
Original Repository. Wellcome Library for the History and Understanding of Medicine. Francis Harry Compton Crick Papers. 11646. URL. http://archives.wellcome.ac.uk/
Legacy ID:
SCBBMV
NLM ID:
101584582X182
Profiles Collection:
The Francis Crick Papers
Story Section:
Embryology and the Organization of DNA in Higher Organisms, 1966-1976