Happy 189th Birthday, Gregor!

It’s really a shame he didn’t live to be even 78 or so, so Gregor Mendel could have lived to see his work recognized.

I also wonder what he would have thought to know that even godless atheists centuries after his life would know his name and his scientific work so well…

Also, via Google today:


Notice the parental, F1, and F2 generations from left to right, and the 3:1 ratio in the F2s…nice.