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Where is this from? I found a Gutenberg text about Jenkin, but this isn't it. -phma
It smells like a copyvio and is hopelessly badly structured and discursive in any case. I plan a leisurely cleanup. The first thing is to remove two paragraphs about family history. It's just a question of working out how. I think that I will move them to a new article called Jenkins of Stowting Court then they can survive or fall on their own merits. Cutler 11:38, Aug 6, 2004 (UTC)
Next step is to move all diary entries to Wikisource. Cutler 11:53, Aug 6, 2004 (UTC)
A section of this article was moved to a separate article titled "Jenkins of Stowing Court". Following a VfD discussion, that article was deleted. See Wikipedia:Votes for deletion/Jenkins of Stowting Court for a record of the discussion. Rossami 21:58, 8 Sep 2004 (UTC)
"Generally called Fleeming (pronounced "flemming", IPA ['flɛmɪŋ])"
His name is likely written Fleeming because the Scots pronunciation is ['flimɪn].
126.96.36.199 08:46, 27 April 2006 (UTC)
A section on Jenkin's attack on Darwinism
The sentence about Jenkin's attack on Darwinism (in the Personality and assessment section) is at once insufficient for the reader to really understand Jenkin's objections, and is misleading in suggesting that Jenkin's objections were valid (rather than clarifying that they were merely thought to be valid at the time). It would be of historical and scientific interest to understand how Jenkin tried to use an incomplete science (i.e., Maxwellian thermodynamics as described by the Lord Kelvin) to falsify Darwin's (then) hypothesis of natural selection with such certainty.
Also, it is historically important to document the racism of Jenkin's language in an illustration he uses in his review of Darwinism. What was acceptable then would be remarkable (and unthinkable) to modern minds.
Thus, I propose the addition of a section detailing Jenkin's attack on Darwinism, including a brief citation from his racist illustration (which is very relevant to his attack).
Mavaddat 01:24, 9 December 2006 (UTC)
- I now have this in my cross hairs. Needs doing.Cutler 14:21, 22 August 2007 (UTC)
Jenkin's argument about the age of the universe predates atomic theory, and is invalid on physical grounds. More interesting to biology is his argument about mixing, which Mendel invalidated. In modern terms Jenkin said that genetics has to be digital to work, an interesting fact. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 188.8.131.52 (talk) 11:44, 16 December 2011 (UTC)
Picture of Jenkin
How can we go about adding this image to his page?
-Mavaddat 01:30, 9 December 2006 (UTC)
Inventor of the supply and demand graphic
Is this claim true? I can't find any citations referring to this. As far as I knew, Marshall was the first to -publish- the supply and demand graph. I'm not sure who first thought of the idea itself though, but they were used in private earlier than Marshall's publication. --184.108.40.206 (talk) 03:05, 20 May 2008 (UTC)