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Hereditary Genius: An Inquiry into its Laws and Consequences
Abstract“HEREDITARY GENIUS” was first published in 1869 and conies second in the series of works in which Galton's investigations on inheritance were given to the public, being preceded in 1865 by
Inquiries into Human Faculty and Its Development
The first systematic, scientific treatise on individual differences in psychological phenomena. Galton's work marked the beginning of the scientific study of imagery and the association of ideas.
Vox Populi
IN these democratic days, any investigation into the the trustworthiness and peculiarities of popular judgments is of interest. The material about to be discussed refers to a small matter, but is
On the Probability of the Extinction of Families
The decay of the families of men who occupied conspicuous positions in past times has been a subject of frequent remark, and has given rise to various conjectures. It is not only the families of men
I. Co-relations and their measurement, chiefly from anthropometric data
  • F. Galton
  • Mathematics
    Proceedings of the Royal Society of London
“Co-relation or correlation of structure” is a phrase much used in biology, and not least in that branch of it which refers to heredity, and the idea is even more frequently present than the phrase;
Visualised Numerals
SINCE I addressed a preliminary memoir to you on this subject,1 so much curious matter has reached me that I trust you will permit me to state my views afresh, and to deduce some inferences. Many of
I. Family likeness in stature
  • F. Galton
  • Mathematics, Psychology
    Proceedings of the Royal Society of London
I propose to express by formulæ the relation that subsists between the statures of specified men and those of their kinsmen in any given degree, and to explain the processes through which family
Visualised Numerals
I HAVE lately been occupied in eliciting the degree and manner in which different persons possess the power of seeing images in their mind's eye, and am collecting a large and growing store of