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Francis Galton

Derek William Forrest

Francis Galton

the life and work of a Victorian genius

by Derek William Forrest

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Published by Taplinger Pub. Co. in New York .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Great Britain
    • Subjects:
    • Galton, Francis, Sir, 1822-1911,
    • Scientists -- Great Britain -- Biography,
    • Great Britain -- History -- Victoria, 1837-1901 -- Biography

    • Edition Notes

      StatementD. W. Forrest.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsQ143.G3 F67 1974
      The Physical Object
      Paginationx, 340 p., [8] leaves of plates :
      Number of Pages340
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL5045635M
      ISBN 100800826825
      LC Control Number74005819

      Francis Galton and regression to the mean Galton was born into a wealthy family. The youngest of nine children, he appears to have been a precocious child – in support of which his biographer cites the following letter from young Galton, dated February 15th, , to one of his sisters: My dear Adèle, I am four years old and can read any. Galton, Francis, Narrative of an explorer in tropical South Africa; being an account of a visit to Damaraland in by Francis Galton with a new map, and an appendix bringing up the history of Damaraland to a recent date, together with a biographical introduction by the editor. Also, Vacation tours in and

        The scientist Francis Galton was a scientific genius, Rutherford believes. But he was also an avowed racist and eugenicist. But he was also an avowed racist and eugenicist. In , and under his influence, this country came close to passing the Mental Deficiency Bill which would have prohibited marriage with the “feeble-minded”. After reading Galton's book Hereditary Genius () Charles Darwin wrote to him saying [7]: You have made a convert of an opponent in one sense for I have always maintained that, excepting fools, men did not differ much in intellect, only in zeal and hard work.

      Sir Francis Galton FRS (16 February – 17 January ), cousin of Sir Douglas Galton, half-cousin of Charles Darwin, was an English Victorian polymath, anthropologist, eugenicist, tropical explorer, geographer, inventor, meteorologist, proto-geneticist, psychometrician, and statistician. He was knighted in Galton had a prolific intellect, and produced over papers and books Born: 16 February , Birmingham, England. In race: Galton and Spencer: The rise of social Darwinism books with titles such as Hereditary Genius (), in which he showed that a disproportionate number of the great men of England—the military leaders, philosophers, scientists, and artists—came from the small upper-class stratum. Spencer incorporated the themes of biological evolution and social progress into a grand universal.


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* For more information on Sir Francis Galton and access to his publications available on-line, reference References: Allen, G. The measure of a Victorian polymath: Pulling together the strands of Francis Galton's legacy to modern biology.

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Memories of my Life, first published inis an autobiography by the psychologist, anthropologist, geographer, and inventor Sir Francis Galton. This book contains a detailed account of Galton’s life, and will be of interest to students of Victorian history. Sir Francis Galton FRS.

He wrote in the Preface to this book, "The idea of investigating the subject of hereditary genius occurred to me during the course of a purely ethnological inquiry, into the mental peculiarities of different races; when the fact, that characteristics cling to families, was so frequently forced on my notice as to induce me to pay especial attention to that branch of the subject Cited by: [Galton's book includes a number of tables and illustrations, including this proof of the way a child's fingerprints remain the same over time (left).

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Galton published in excess of papers and books during his lifetime, and he was the originator of such statistical principles as regression toward the mean and correlation.

HEREDITARY GENIUS AN INQUIRY INTO ITS LAWS AND CONSEQUENCES BY FRANCIS GALTON, F.R.S., ETC. London MACMILLAN AND CO. AND NEW YORK The Right of Translation and Reproduction is Reserved. Galton's work in biometry—the application of statistical methods to the biological sciences—laid the foundations for precisely that.

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This book offers readers a compelling portrait of Galton as the "father of biometry," tracing the development of his ideas and his accomplishments, and placing them in their scientific context.