Wednesday, October 05, 2005

Wright on Wright   posted by Razib @ 10/05/2005 12:22:00 PM

Amusing biographical note from Sewall Wright and Evolutionary Biology:

...After Wright had clarified in the early 1920s the calculation of the degree of inbreeding in sexually breeding organisms, he calculated his own inbreeding coefficient. It was 6.3%, about one hundred times the average.

His parents were 1) first cousins and 2) Wright was descended from the Puritan stock of New England, so his genealogy was a tangle.