Book review: ‘Of Moths & Men: Intrigue, Tragedy & the Peppered Moth’ by Judith Hooper

The story of how some of Bernard Kettlewell's famous peppered moth experiments contained certain flaws.

Of Moths & MenAll very interesting stuff, and it did bring out the humanity behind the textbook science, but I couldn't help feeling that some of Kettlewell's failings were over-exaggerated. The phrase hatchet-job occasionally sprang to mind.

Postscript: Kettlewell's original flawed experiments have now been repeated with the flaws removed. His original findings were confirmed.

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