From Three Fishers: Statistician, Geneticist and Person to Only One Fisher: The Scientist
Millor Fernandes DR*
Department of Animal Science, Laboratory of Animal Biotechnology, Federal University of São Carlos, campus bell Lagoon, Brazil
- *Corresponding Author:
- Millor Fernandes DR
Department of Animal Science
Laboratory of Animal Biotechnology
Federal University of Sao Carlos
Campus bell Lagoon, 18290-000
Buri, São Paulo, Brazil
Received Date: February 19, 2016; Accepted Date: February 23, 2016; Published Date: February 29, 2016
Citation: Fernandes DRM (2016) From Three Fishers: Statistician, Geneticist and Person to Only One Fisher: The Scientist. J Biom Biostat 7:282. doi:10.4172/2155-6180.1000282
Copyright: © 2016 Fernandes DRM. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Sir Ronald Fisher was the most important statistician of the twentieth century. He developed several theories that revolutionized statistics and genetics. Many scientists declared him guilty of propagation of errors because their new ideas were not understood correctly. Fisher also had a polemic and controversial social position because he arduously defended eugenics and tobacco consumption. In this paper our intention is to show the three Fishers: the statistician, the geneticist and the person. Their contributions to science were results from these three Fishers who considered one only Fisher: the scientist.