- Sir Francis,1822–1911, English scientist and writer.
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Galton and Eliot remained, but they, like Darwin, departed unconverted.Our Crazy Quest for Immortality
May 14, 2011
Galton was mad innyway, an' had a glass o' whiskey in his hand.
"We might leave th' dock and run 'er 'ome by sail," suggested Galton.
Galton believed that the first need was the need of knowledge in these matters.The Task of Social Hygiene
Galton estimated the number of men of genius in all history at four hundred.Folkways
William Graham Sumner
These principles are embodied in the Franklin and Galton grates.
- Sir Francis. 1822–1911, English explorer and scientist, a cousin of Charles Darwin, noted for his researches in heredity, meteorology, and statistics. He founded the study of eugenics and the theory of anticyclones