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File titled 'Evolution - Catastrophe Theory', 1972-1973

Identifier: Coll-41/10/21

Scope and Contents

The material includes letters from Maurice Dodson (as well as some of Dodson's handwritten notes) and a letter from René Thom concerning an article of Dodson's which Waddington was asked to read titled 'Darwin's Law of Natural Selection and Thom's Theory of Morphogenesis', a draft of which is included in this material. Also present are letters from John Lewis regarding Waddington's contribution to Beyond Chance and Necessity: A Critical Inquiry into Professor Jacques Monod's Chance and Necessity, which Lewis edited.


  • Creation: 1972-1973

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Open, subject to the researcher completing a Data Protection undertaking form where noted.

Biographical / Historical

Dodson's article was eventually published in Mathematical Biosciences, 28, 3–4, pp 243–274 (1976) under the title 'Darwin's Law of Natural Selection and Thom's Theory of Catastrophe'.


1 folder

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Repository Details

Part of the University of Edinburgh Library Heritage Collections Repository

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