A Feeling for the Organism: The Life and Work of Barbara McClintock Topics for Discussion

Evelyn Fox Keller
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How do you think McClintock developed her capacity to be alone?

To what extent do you believe that sexism prevented McClintock from gaining more prominence? To what extent do you believe her poor social skills prevented her from doing the same?

How do McClintock's methodology of science differ from that of molecular biology?

List and explain two main factors that led to the marginalization of McClintock's work.

Explain the process of transposition and its significance in the history of genetics.

How we McClintock's work eventually rediscovered?

What do McClintock mean when she speaks of "A Feeling for the Organism?" Explain this in detail and give your own assessment of her view.

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