Francis Galton


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English scientist (cousin of Charles Darwin) who explored many fields including heredity, meteorology, statistics, psychology, and anthropology

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Francis Galton, Hereditary Talent and Character, 12 Macmillan's Mag.
Caption: 7 Francis Galton, "Portraits", plate from Karl Pearson, The Life, Letters and Labours of Francis Galton, 1914.
Darwin's half-cousin Francis Galton came up with eugenics.
In the late nineteenth century, human breeding was being promoted by Francis Galton (1822-1911), a statistician who has been called "the father of the eugenics movement".
Reassessing the importance of deaf educator Jane Elizabeth Groom's emigration scheme, which relocated unemployed deaf Britons to the Canadian prairies, and disclosing the eugenic resistance it met with by Bell and the father of eugenics, Francis Galton, Esmail shows how deaf advocators of manualism responded to eugenics with a "social constructivist model of deafness," which identified disability not in deaf bodies but in the social prejudices against the deaf (154).
The idea dates back to 1906, when British statistician Francis Galton observed about 800 people guessing an ox's weight at a fair.
Francis Galton coined the term eugenics and he was one of the earliest psychometric superstars.
The Wisdom of the Crowds was attributed to Francis Galton (1822-1911).
He became extremely angry, however, when his cousin Francis Galton empirically disproved pangenesis by transfusing blood from one type of rabbit into another to see whether the differences could be passed on to the offspring.
1822: Francis Galton, founder of a new science |called "eugenics", was born in Birmingham.
The archaeology of race; the eugenic ideas of Francis Galton and Flinders Petrie.
Francis Primary School (boys team and girls team), Nomtsoub Primary School (boys team and girls team), Francis Galton Primary School (mixed team), Ondundu Primary School (boys team), Tsumeb English Medium Primary School (boys team) and Grootfontein (mixed team).
The three social scientific schools of eugenicist Francis Galton, Scottish biologist Patrick Geddes, and Oxford idealist philosopher L.
These concepts are part of a statistical and quantitative positivism, injected into scientific thought by Adolphe Quetelet and Francis Galton, which privileges only the observable and quantifiable.
In the 1880s, Jacobs, who became editor of The Jewish Encyclopedia, used knowledge gleaned from an apprenticeship with Charles Darwin's cousin, Francis Galton, to study physical characteristics of Jews and conclude that they were, in fact, a race.