In article <5aj4nl$57u at knot.queensu.ca>,
Donald Forsdyke <forsdyke at post.queensu.ca> wrote:
> In particular I am thinking here of journals such as the Journal of
>Theoretical Biology, which in 1964 published work leading to the modern
>"selfish gene" paradigm, an idea apparently ignored at the time.
Hamilton's papers of 1964 in JTB were not ignored at the time as far as
I know. By the early 1970's they were very well known and they have often been
cited. By the time the "selfish gene" slogan came along there was already
quite a bit of activity in the field of kin selection, with Hamilton
acknowledged by one and all for being the founder of this line of work.
Or perhaps I misread which papers of 1964 were being referred to.
Joe Felsenstein joe at genetics.washington.edu (IP No. 126.96.36.199)
Dept. of Genetics, Univ. of Washington, Box 357360, Seattle, WA 98195-7360 USA