Animal breeding is is an old art, which long ago developed far beyond the scientific knowledge of the subject. By actual experience men built up certain rules as to what practices were or were not good procedure for a given set of conditions. Man naturally devised philosophical explanations which more or less satisfied his intellect as he went along. But it would be a far stretch of the imagination to call those explanations scientific.
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science
©1941 Iowa Academy of Science, Inc.
Lush, Jay L.
"Application of Genetics to Animal Breeding - Paper Presented at the Fifty-Fifth Annual Meeting,"
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science, 48(1), 65-72.
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