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Text extracted from opening pages of book: HEEEDITAEY GENIUS AN INQUIRY INTO ITS LAWS AND CONSEQUENCES BY FEANCIS GALTON, F. E. S., ETC. ILontion MACMILLAN AND CO. AND NEW YORK 1892 Tht night of Translation and Reproduction is Mes& rved iCHAiin CLAY ANI> SONS, LIMITI. U LONDON AM) BUNiJAY First Edition ( vo) l. H> 0 Second Edition ( Extra Crown Ivo) ISC2 PREFACE ...more
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Published July 1st 2007 by Kessinger Publishing (first published April 1st 2004)
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I don't see that the eugenics movement moved much beyond this foundational document, either in politics or in scientific understanding, which is I suppose both a compliment to Galton and a judgment on his successors.

He should have said more about the nephews of Popes, which looked like the most promising piece of evidence in considering the basic nature/nurture issue.

I think implicitly it looks Galton wanted to turn humanity into a super-organism, like an ant-hill or bee hive. This might still
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Sir Francis Galton, FRS (/ˈfrɑːnsɪs ˈɡɔːltən/; 16 February 1822 – 17 January 1911) was an English Victorian polymath: anthropologist, eugenicist, tropical explorer, geographer, inventor, meteorologist, proto-geneticist, psychometrician, and statistician. He was knighted in 1909.

Galton produced over 340 papers and books. He also created the statistical concept of correlation and widely promoted reg
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