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Theodosius Dobzhansky

Theodosius Dobzhansky (January 25, 1900-November 11, 1975), a famous geneticist, was born in Ukraine (then part of Russia), but lived in the United States beginning in 1927.

He taught at the California Institute of Technology (1930-1940) and Columbia University (1940-1962).

He did much important genetic research, mainly on various species of Drosophila.

His most famous saying was "Nothing in biology makes sense except in the light of evolution".


  • Genetics and the Origin of Species (1937, third edition 1951)
  • Mankind Evolving: The Evolution of the Human Species (1962)
  • The Biology of Ultimate Concern (1967)
  • Genetics of the Evolution Process (1970)
  • Genetic Diversity and Human Equality (1973).

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