Francis Galton


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Noun1.Francis Galton - English scientist (cousin of Charles Darwin) who explored many fields including heredity, meteorology, statistics, psychology, and anthropologyFrancis Galton - 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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Adam goes back to Francis Galton, a cousin of Darwin, who coined the word "eugenics"; to Alfred Binet, inventor of the first intelligence test for children based on "mental age"; and to Charles Spearman, who hypothesised a single, measurable "general intelligence".
1822: Francis Galton, founder of a new science called "eugenics", was born in Birmingham.
er e b i 1822: Francis Galton, founder of a new science called "eugenics", was born in Birmingham.
Although history largely credits Europeans for the invention of fingerprint identification systems (primarily William Herschel, Edward Henry, Francis Galton, and Henry Faulds), a Croatian man who emigrated to Argentina created, in the view of many experts, a far superior fingerprint system and used his system to convict a murderer in the first recorded use of fingerprints in a criminal case.
In 1874, Sir Francis Galton published "English Men of Science: Their Nature and Nurture," in which he advanced his ideas about the dominance of hereditary factors in intelligence and character at the beginning of the eugenics movement.
Biometric State begins in the early 1850s, when the inventor of fingerprinting, Francis Galton, toured Southern Africa, developing the racial biology that informed both racial segregation and, Breckenridge suggests, fingerprinting itself.
In the late 1800s, Sir Francis Galton became known as the scientist who devised a classification system for identifying common patterns in fingerprints.
The dream originated a century and a half ago with the British scientist and explorer Francis Galton, a younger first cousin of Charles Darwin's.
6) In 1865, Sir Francis Galton, building on the work of his first cousin Charles Darwin, (7) published a two-part article in Macmillan's Magazine in which he set forth the simple, provocative thesis that would define his career: "Talent is transmitted by inheritance in a very remarkable degree.
As is well documented, Herschel sent Konai's inked print to Britain's eugenicist par excellence--Darwin's cousin Francis Galton.
Sir Francis Galton in 1892, published a book called "Fingerprints," in which he outlined a fingerprint classification system.
The Victorian polymath and trailblazer in the study of psychology (long before Freud) and heredity Sir Francis Galton (1822-1911) included a study of the achievements of the Clasper family in his groundbreaking book Hereditary Genius, published in 1869.