In the second stage of his work, Mr. Galton enters upon a pains-taking and exhaustive research of the histo rical data by which his thesis is supported. The question is here one of difficult detail respecting family affiliations, and could only be safely pursued in the home district. The number of great men and women of various types which England has produced, the intensity of the family feeling there, and the consequent com?eteness of the genealogical records, render that country an especially favorable field for such an investigation, and Mr. Galton has accordingly concentrated his labors upon it. The subjects of his inquiry have been judges, statesmen, com manders, literary men, men of science, poets, musicians, painters, and divines. The results of this extensive te search are given in alphabetical and tabulated forms, and they bring the author to the conclusion that a man's natural abilities are derived by inheritance under exactly the same limitations as are the form and physical features of the whole organic world.
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Language - English
Author(s) - Francis Galton
Published Date - August 23 2019
ISBN - 9780265248478
Dimesions - 22.9 x 15.2 x 2.5 cm
Page Count - 414
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