Definition of Sir 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. Modern Men and Mummers by Hesketh Pearson (1921)
"Ill Sir Francis Galton THE most difficult art in the world is the art of understanding your fellow man. Sympathy has to be almost abnormally developed in ..."
2. Idealism in Education: Or, First Principles in the Making of Men and Women by Herman Harrell Horne (1910)
"Sir Francis Galton has formulated this wider law of physical heredity in this form: " The two parents between them contribute on the average one-half of ..."
3. Fighting for the Good Cause: Reflections on Francis Galton's Legacy to by Gerald Sweeney (2001)
"... "Sir Francis Galton," Sociological Review 4 (April): 141-42; [George Howard Darwin,] "Galton, Sir Francis," Dictionary of National Biography Supplement, ..."
4. Sex in Relation to Society by Havelock Ellis (1910)
"... a Religious Question—The Creed of Eugenics—Ellen Key and Sir Francis Galton—Our Debt to Posterity—The Problem of Replacing Natural Selection—The Origin ..."
5. America as I Saw it: Or America Revisited by Alec-Tweedie (Ethel), Mrs Alec Tweedie (1913)
"Perhaps my interest in the subject was aroused in my childish days by Sir Francis Galton, later the founder of the Eugenics Education Society, ..."