Concept 12 Evolution begins with the inheritance of gene variations.
Hugo de Vries was chosen as an honorary associate of the Station for Experimental Evolution. William Bateson, Carl Correns and Eric Tschermak were listed as correspondents — scientists willing to exchange "publications and correspondence upon matters of mutual interest."
Mendel knew about Darwin's theory but there is no evidence that Darwin knew about Mendel's theory. What would have happened if these two met and had a discussion about heredity?