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.
Watt a lot of interesting folk buried in the Midlands Famous names to seek out in the Midlands include: Dudley-born 'Busby Babe' Duncan Edwards -Dudley Cemetery, Stourbridge Road, Dudley William Shakespeare - Holy Trinity Churchyard, Stratford-upon-Avon Edward John Smith, captain of the Titanic - Etruria Methodist Church Cemetery, Stoke-on-Trent James Watt, inventor of the steam engine - St Mary Churchyard, Handsworth, Birmingham John Cadbury - Witton Cemetery, Birmingham Enoch Powell - Warwick Cemetery, Warwick Pat Roach, wrestler and actor - Bromsgrove Cemetery, Bromsgrove Sir Francis Galton, founder of science of eugenics - St Michael and All Angels Churchyard, Claverdon, Warwickshire.
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.