Galton, Sir Francis

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Sir Francis, English explorer and anthropologist, 1822-1911.
Galton delta - a more or less well-marked triangle in a fingerprint; in dermatoglyphics, the figure at the base of each finger in the palm.Synonym(s): triradius
Galton law of regression - average parents tend to produce average offspring, but children of extreme parents inherit parental peculiarities to a lesser degree than they appear in the parentsSynonym(s): law of regression of mean
Galton system of classification of fingerprints - a system of classification based on the variations in the patterns of the ridges, which are grouped into arches, loops, and whorls.
Galton whistle - a cylindrical whistle attached to a compressible bulb used to test hearing.
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For example, that of Sir Charles Darwin and his cousin Sir Francis Galton, undeniably two great scholars of the nineteenth century.
For example, when he argues that the presence of cultural diffusion must be proven scientifically by independent cross-cultural occurrences, he cites the positive example of Sir Francis Galton (p.
Charles Darwin's cousin, Sir Francis Galton, identified the individual ridge features used today and in 1892 he introduced a kit consisting of ink, blotter, roller, glass slide, turpentine and record books.
Australian actor Brian Lipson portrays Victorian scientist Sir Francis Galton, the man believed to have pioneered eugenics, in A Large Attendance in the Antechamber.
99) lists a grand total of 50 with the industrialist Matthew Boulton (1728-1809), chocolate manufacturer and philanthropist George Cadbury (1839-1922), comedian Tony Hancock (1924-1968) among the front rank names, as well as the innovative scientist Sir Francis Galton (1822-1911), the man who devised forensic fingerprinting.
We owe the word to Sir Francis Galton, the founder of the science.
Sir Francis Galton, the founder of eugenics, was ever mindful of the fate of the ancient Greeks (in particular, the Athenians), in his judgement the most gifted people in history.
I drew analogies with the eugenics movement introduced in the 19th Century by Sir Francis Galton.