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People/Characters: J. B. S. Haldane

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"C": The Secret Life of Sir Stewart Graham Menzies, Spymaster to Winston Churchill by Anthony Cave Brown
The Altruism Equation: Seven Scientists Search for the Origins of Goodness by Lee Alan Dugatkin
A Dominant Character: The Radical Science and Restless Politics of J. B. S. Haldane by Samanth Subramanian
Guinea Pig Scientists: Bold Self-Experimenters in Science and Medicine (Outstanding Science Trade Books for Students K-12) by Leslie Dendy
H.L. Mencken on Religion by H. L. Mencken
How to Think About Weird Things: Critical Thinking for a New Age by Theodore Schick
J. B. S.: The Life and Work of J.B.S. Haldane by Ronald William Clark
Just Babies: The Origins of Good and Evil by Paul Bloom
Letters to C. L. Moore and Others by H. P. Lovecraft
Planets in Peril: A Critical Study of C.S. Lewis's Ransom Trilogy by David C. Downing
The Price of Altruism: George Price and the Search for the Origins of Kindness by Oren Harman
What Dare I Think? by Julian Huxley

Character description

John Burdon Sanderson Haldane FRS (5 November 1892 – 1 December 1964),known as Jack (but who used 'J. B. S.' in his printed works), was a British-born naturalised Indian scientist. He was a polymath well known for his works in physiology, genetics and evolutionary biology. He was also a mathematician making innovative contributions to statistics and biometry education in India. In addition he was an avid politician and science populariser. He was the recipient of National Order of the Legion of Honour (1937), Darwin Medal (1952), Feltrinelli Prize (1961), and Darwin–Wallace Medal (1958). Nobel laureate Peter Medawar, himself recognised as the "wittiest" or "cleverest man", called Haldane "the cleverest man I ever knew".  Arthur C. Clarke credited him as "perhaps the most brilliant scientific populariser of his generation".

J. B. S. Haldane in Wikipedia

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