The Ballot-Box

@article{GaltonTheB,
  title={The Ballot-Box},
  author={Francis Galton},
  journal={Nature},
  volume={75},
  pages={509-509}
}
I INFERRED that many non-experts were among the competitors, (1) because they were too numerous (about 800) to be mostly experts; (2) because of the abnormally wide vagaries of judgment at either end of the scale; (3) because of the prevalence of a sporting instinct, such as leads persons who know little about horses to bet on races. But I have no facts whereby to test the truth of my inference. It would be of service in future competitions if a line headed “Occupation” were inserted in the… CONTINUE READING
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