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Galton

, Sir Francis 1822-1911.
British scientist and explorer who investigated the laws of heredity, founded the discipline of eugenics, and coined the expression "nature versus nurture."

Galton

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(Biography) Sir Francis. 1822–1911, English explorer and scientist, a cousin of Charles Darwin, noted for his researches in heredity, meteorology, and statistics. He founded the study of eugenics and the theory of anticyclones
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Galton, as every one knows, investigated visual imagery, and found that education tends to kill it: the Fellows of the Royal Society turned out to have much less of it than their wives.
This apparition is always seen at the site of the sadly-demolished Warley Abbey, which was built in the 1790s by gunmaker Hubert Galton, a member of the Barclays banking family.
Two serious incidents hitting services through Galton Junction in Smethwick also appeared in the national top ten.
Severe weather the following day near Galton Junction, on the West Coast Main Line's Rugby-Birmingham-Stafford Line, caused 160 cancelled trains and 7,997 delay minutes.
He parted company from writers Ray Galton and Alan Simpson in 1962, having dropped long-time co-star Sid James the year before because he didn't want to be seen as a double act.
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.
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In the late nineteenth century, human breeding was being promoted by Francis Galton (1822-1911), a statistician who has been called "the father of the eugenics movement".
Bernard Galton, who was director general of people, places and corporate services until a management shake-up, is now doing a variety of roles that in themselves would not attract such a salary.
The incident happened near Smethwick Galton Bridge Station at 10am yesterday and involved a Virgin Train running from London Euston to Wolverhampton.