Thank you for this. Learning Mendel annoyed me in high school because even THEN I knew just enough about DNA stuff to know that his way, while revolutionary for its time, is simplistic. And as simple as it was in my adolescent 1980s understanding, how much more so now?
Yeah, Mendel sets a wrong mind-set. They should teach with TODAY’s understanding and view Mendel as “he started it and was transformational, but here’s where he went wrong.