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One of the first application of mathematics and logic to biology was classification. This was done by Aristotle and his terms still apply today - ie genus, species. These are logical terms taken from his Organon which detail the Aristotelian understanding of logic. A good reference for this is the book by Rene Thom, Semiophysics where he also details the ...


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It is not that recent (apart from the name), before Fisher there were Bernoulli (1760), Malthus (1789) and Verhulst (1838), to name a few, although one might view them as pre-history. Here is a PowerPoint that has the main highlights with dates. Rashevsky is generally credited with establishing the field, see Hoffman, The Dawn of Mathematical Biology. For ...


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