Mendel's Pink Sheets

Feb 22 2010 Published by under Grant Review, Grantsmanship, Humor

One of our readers managed to unearth an unbelievable bit of scientific history and we are able to provide it to you thanks to his generosity. With no further delay we present....

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All credit, and my gratitude for the LOLz goes to Donn Young who describes the source of his re-creation as follows:

Long ago and far away [like the 1970's], I read an article in the old Journal of Irreproducible Results [JIR] that had a copy of Gregor Mendel's pink sheets. I have no idea who the author(s) was and I can no longer find the issue [or much else], but have this rewrite I put together using the 90's review criteria. I'd hand it out [on pink paper] to junior faculty as encouragement in the face of an unscored application - but hey, Mendel didn't have to worry about tenure.
Donn Young
Research Scientist and Director of Biostatistics [retired]
Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center

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