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1869 | Sir Francis Galton Publishes the Book: Hereditary Genius

1869 | Sir Francis Galton Publishes the Book: Hereditary Genius

Sir Francis Galton, cousin of Charles Darwin, was a mathematician and statistician, and is most well-known as the father of eugenics. Galton believed he could apply his knowledge of mathematics and statistics to describe and predict how certain traits, like intelligence, were inherited from both the parents and distant relatives of an individual. Historians of science refer to this mathematical approach as the biometric school of inheritance. The Hereditary Genius was Galton’s His first major work on touching on this belief.

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