Definition of Francis galton
1. Noun. English scientist (cousin of Charles Darwin) who explored many fields including heredity, meteorology, statistics, psychology, and anthropology; founder of eugenics and first to use fingerprints for identification (1822-1911).
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1. Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern by Charles Dudley Warner, Hamilton Wright Mabie, Lucia Isabella Gilbert Runkle, George H Warner (1902)
"francis galton (1822-) ?HE modern doctrine of heredity regards man less as an individual than as a link in a series, involuntarily inheriting and ..."
2. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London by Royal Society (Great Britain) (1872)
"By francis galton, FRS Received May 7, 1872. I propose in this memoir to deduce, by fair reasoning from acknowledg facts, a more definite notion than now ..."
3. Popular Science Monthly (1901)
"BY francis galton, DCL, D.Sc., FRS, LONDON. TN fulfilling the honorable charge that has been entrusted to me of -*- delivering the Huxley lecture, ..."
4. Proceedings of the Indiana Academy of Science by Indiana Academy of Science (1922)
"francis galton was born one hundred years ago near Birmingham, England. Early in life he took up work in neglected fields. He became a great man of science ..."
5. Journal of the Statistical Society of London by Statistical Society (Great Britain) (1874)
"By francis galton, FRS [Read before the Statistical Society, 21st January, 1873.] THIS is an inquiry into the relative fertility of the labouring classes of ..."
6. The Practitioner by Gale Group, ProQuest Information and Learning Company (1884)
"... and Edited by francis galton, FRS Chairman of the Life History Sub-committee. London: Macmillan and Co. 1884. THE Collective Investigation Committee ..."
7. Macmillan's Magazine by David Masson, George Grove, John Morley, Mowbray Morris (1865)
"HEREDITARY TALENT AND CHARACTER BY francis galton. PART I. Tuu power of man over animal life, in producing whatever varieties of form he pleases, ..."
8. Report of the Annual Meeting (1894)
"Report of the Committee, consisting of Professor K. MELDOLA (Chairman), MR. TV HOLMES (Secretary), Mr. francis galton, Sir DOUGLAS GALTON, Sir RAWSON RAWSON ..."