R. A. Fisher. The relevance of the genetical theory of natural selection

MONARI, PAOLA; Department Of Statistical Sciences “P. Fortunati” - University Of Bologna
Starting from the main statement that “. . . natural selection is not evolution. . . ”, R.A. Fisher built the foundation of the genetic theory of population in his famous work Genetical Theory of Natural Selection (1930). He rewrote the scientific paradigm proposed by Darwin in statistical terms using the calculus of probability and, most importantly, statistics. The key to his formal transposition is in the analysis of variance inwhich Fisher interpreted as phenomenical...