Talk:William Bateson

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Could someone make a disambiguation page for "Bateson", and reference both this article and Gregory Bateson on it? At the moment "Bateson" redirects here, and I imagine most people are looking for Gregory, not William... == William Bateson and Charles DArwin were friends

The biography of William Bateson refers to "a personal letter to Adam Sedgwick, dated April 18, 1905" and the link is to the geologist Adam Sedgwick who died in 1873. Is this a mistaken link, or is there some other mistake - William Bateson was only about twelve when Adam Sedgwick died.

Interesting point. A net search shows two references to "Alan Sedgwick" [1] but both references also refer to the person as Adam. Seems everyone is confused. Outriggr 00:08, 24 August 2006 (UTC)

With respect to disambiguation, if we are to have a disambiguation page for the various Batesons, we should also include Patrick Bateson, also known as: Sir (Paul) Patrick (Gordon) BATESON.



Can someone explain how the first public use of the word "genetics" could have happened at the "Third International Conference on GENETICS?" What did they talk about at the First Conference on Genetics?!? It took three years to notice that cool word in the conference title?  :-) Sounds like a great Monty Python bit.


Spanish Page[edit]

Has anyone else noticed that the spanish page has twice as much content as the English one? would someone care to translate the extra content?

-ROBO- —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 16:03, 26 February 2008 (UTC)

Can Someone tell me How William Bateson believed all these things were true ? —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 16:40, 13 March 2008 (UTC)

Reference to Gregory Bateson[edit]

I have cut the sentence mentioning his son (Gregory Bateson) which originally appeared in the "Career" section of the article and moved it upwards (to the lead). It seems that fatherhood is not an element of someone's career. So, I think it is more elegant if this piece of information comes in the lead section of the article. Thank you. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 22:44, 16 March 2009 (UTC)

Usually, with a person of his rank, there would be a 'Life' section to pack all the personal details in. In his case it has proved difficult to find enough details to do this, whereas there is a wealth of material on his career. But, I'm afraid 'elegant' does not cut it: we don't put details such as relatives in the intro; the job of the intro is to summarise the big features of the article. Macdonald-ross (talk) 12:51, 17 March 2009 (UTC)
The "Memoir" written by his wife in his collected papers (see in-line citation for ref) has more than enought, if anyone out there has time to edit it... — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 15:26, 31 May 2011 (UTC)