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Figure 1.7 summarizes the main streams of the intellectual
tradition which converge to yield the ideas and methods we shall
be discussing here.
The streams divide and merge again at
several places. The picture is not intended to be a comprehensive
history of statistical or behavioral genetics, so a
number of people whose work is extremely important to both
disciplines are not mentioned. Rather, it tries to capture the
main lines of thought and the ``cast of characters'' who have been
especially influential in our own intellectual development. Not
all of us would give the same weight to all the lines of descent.
Diagram of the intellectual traditions leading to modern
mathematical genetic methodology.