Corpus ID: 90738940

Dolly's Fashion and Louis's Passion.

  title={Dolly's Fashion and Louis's Passion.},
  author={Stephen Jay Gould},
  • Stephen Jay Gould
  • Published 1997
  • Biology
  • Francis Galton, Charles Darwin's charmingly eccentric and brilliant cousin, and a founder of the science of statistics, surely took this prescription to heart. He once decided to measure the geographic patterning of female beauty. He attached a piece of paper to a small wooden cross that he could carry, unobserved, in his pocket. He held the cross at one end in the palm of his hand and, with a needle secured between thumb and forefinger, made pinpricks on the three remaining projections (the… CONTINUE READING

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