Mendel Experiments

Did Mendel “consistently observe” the 9:3:3:1 ratio? If not, what was he seeing? If so, why does this series of numbers not appear in his famous paper?

In Darwin’s Descent of Man, he makes an argument about the evolution of sympathy and the effects of natural selection in ‘civilized’ societies. What is his argument, and what does he ultimately recommend?

Please write a short essay of about 600-900 words on one of these questions, using a combination of the lecture notes and primary sources. Submit it through the Turnitin link on the TritonEd site by I.30 pm on Wednesday April 17th, and bring a hardcopy to class that day.