Leigh Van Valen, 1935-2010 | Gene Expression

[John Hawks][1] is reporting that [Leigh Van Valen][2] passed away this weekend. I had the pleasure and honor of Leigh Van Valen being an occasional reader of my musings. He would leave comments as “leigh.” Here’s [one][3] which he left in February 2008:

> Goldschmidt did a great deal more than hopeless monsters. I was with Dobzhansky when he heard of Goldschmidt’s death. I’ve preserved his comment: “A great geneticist has just died.”

Van Valen was the originator of the [Red Queen’s Hypothesis][4].

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[1]: http://johnhawks.net/node/14930 [2]: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leigh_Van_Valen [3]: http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/gnxp/2008/02/the-structure-of-evolutionary-theory-blogging-chapter-5/#comment-8778 [4]: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red_Queen‘s_Hypothesis [5]: http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/DiscoverBlogs/~4/mj15w2eT85g

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