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Maybe not exactly what you are searching for, but you should look at the evolutionary biology version of Academic tree. This provides family-tree type relationships between researchers, but mostly (only?) of supervisor-student relationships. As an example, the tree for Joe Felsenstein includes links to e.g. Dobzhansky, Lewontin and Sewell Wright. You should ...


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Could not fit in a comment... The question very much depend on what you mean by fundamental conflict (to the point that I am surprised to see nobody complaining that the question is primarily-opinion based). My first reaction is to think that there is no such fundamental conflict in biology just because biology is not really a "fundamental science". I am ...


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Peto's Paradox is a great one. This addresses the disconnect in cancer incidence with cell number in an organism. It goes something like this: Assume current oncogenesis theory to be correct in that mutation acquisition is the rate limiting step in creating a cancer, such that you need ~5 specific mutations in a single cell for that cell to be fully ...



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