Sir 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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BOOKMAKERS understand intuitively the concept of regression to the mean, even if they are lucky enough never to have heard of Sir Francis Galton.
The term "eugenics" was coined by Darwin's cousin, Sir Francis Galton (born 1822 in Birmingham).
It was during this time that pioneers such as Sir Francis Galton and Edward Henry contributed to the development of modern fingerprint identification, which became the linchpin of investigations.
In the year 1886, Sir Francis Galton, a Victorian scientist, developed a technique to predict the height of children.
Simonton has received several awards, including the William James Book Award, Society for General Psychology, Division 1--American Psychological Association (APA, 2000), Theoretical Innovation Prize, Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Division 8--APA (2004), the Rudolf Arnheim Award for Outstanding Achievement in Psychology and the Arts, Society for the Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity and the Arts, Division 10--APA (1996); Sir Francis Galton Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Study of Creativity, International Association of Empirical Aesthetics (IAEA, 1996); and the Award for Excellence in Research, Mensa Education and Research Foundation (1986).
In fact, his antics remind me of the English explorer and scientist of yore, Sir Francis Galton, a cousin of Charles Darwin, who was said to have been a "distinguished African explorer" (poor Africa, anybody could be distinguished there).
Sir Francis Galton (1822--1911) studied medicine at Cambridge but when his father died in 1844 he no longer needed to work so he embarked on a tour of the Nile.
The grandson of the poet and physician Erasmus Darwin, and a relation of both Josiah Wedgwood (founder of the famous pottery firm) and Sir Francis Galton (founder of eugenics), Charles Darwin had been intended for the priesthood before he set off on his voyage of discovery on HMS Beagle in 1831 which would turn the Bible's creation theory on its head.
Taking his cue from Sir Francis Galton and Charles Darwin, Richard uses the locals for a survey in cranial measurements--with an end goal of discovering whether these Irish indigenes harbor mutinous tendencies.