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Travers, S Smith (1871) Sheep-breeding. Monthly Notices of Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania. pp. 34-42.

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In the remarks on sheep-breeding which I am about to submit
to you, I must beg you to understand that I do not
profess to be able to offer you the results of any experiments
of my own, nor any theory founded on the experiments of
I cannot find, indeed, that any experiments have ever been
made upon any scientific principle, and upon such a scale as
to arrive at any defined and certain laws, such as must underlie
and govern the science of artificial selection, whilst on reference
to those authorities who have written on the subject, I
find discordancies of opinion, coupled with vagueness of
technical phraseology, that must leave every one in doubt as
to whether indeed we do know scientifically more of breeding
now than we did one hundred years ago.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Royal Society of Tasmania, Van Diemens Land, VDL, Hobart Town, natural sciences, proceedings, records
Journal or Publication Title: Monthly Notices of Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania
Page Range: pp. 34-42
Collections: Royal Society Collection > Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania
Additional Information:

In 1843 the Horticultural and Botanical Society of Van Diemen's Land was founded and became the Royal Society of Van Diemen's Land for Horticulture, Botany, and the Advancement of Science in 1844. In 1855 its name changed to Royal Society of Tasmania for Horticulture, Botany, and the Advancement of Science. In 1911 the name was shortened to Royal Society of Tasmania.

Date Deposited: 05 Oct 2012 02:53
Last Modified: 15 Sep 2017 01:07
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