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Francis Galton

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Sir Francis Galton, FRS (/ˈfrɑːnsɪs ˈɡɔːltən/; 16 February 1822 – 17 January 1911) was an English Victorian statistician, progressive, polymath, sociologist, psychologist,[1][2] anthropologist, eugenicist, tropical explorer, geographer, inventor, meteorologist, proto-geneticist, and psychometrician. He was knighted in 1909.

Galton produced over 340 papers and books. He also created the statistical concept of correlation and widely promoted regression toward the mean. He was the first to apply statistical methods to the study of human differences and inheritance of intelligence, and introduced the use of questionnaires and surveys for collecting data on human communities, which he needed for genealogical and biographical works and for his anthropometric studies.

He was a pioneer in eugenics, coining the term itself[3] and the phrase "nature versus nurture".[4] His book Hereditary Genius (1869) was the first social scientific attempt to study genius and greatness.[5]

As an investigator of the human mind, he founded psychometrics (the science of measuring mental faculties) and differential psychology and the lexical hypothesis of personality. He devised a method for classifying fingerprints that proved useful in forensic science. He also conducted research on the power of prayer, concluding it had none by its null effects on the longevity of those prayed for.[6] His quest for the scientific principles of diverse phenomena extended even to the optimal method for making tea.[7]

As the initiator of scientific meteorology, he devised the first weather map, proposed a theory of anticyclones, and was the first to establish a complete record of short-term climatic phenomena on a European scale.[8] He also invented the Galton Whistle for testing differential hearing ability.[9] He was Charles Darwin's half-cousin.[10]

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The English polymath invented the modern weather map and suggested fingerprints could be used to catch criminals.

on September 10, 2016

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img Michael Gerandoy posted a review

"He studied math at Cambridge and had a keen interest in psychology throughout his life.

According to Thims' estimates, Galton had an IQ of 200.

He's credited with developing the modern weather map and introducing the use of fingerprints in police work. He was a cousin of Charles Darwin and became interested in eugenics and evolution after the ""Origin of Species"" was published in 1859."

on September 1, 2016

Ng Man thanks for spotting him out, I have no idea who he is before .

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Francis Galton

Now i know....great and very intelligent man
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