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Title Francis Galton, 1822-1922 : a centenary appreciation / by Karl Pearson.
Imprint London : Cambridge University Press, [1922]


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Series Questions of the day and of the fray ; no. XI
University College, London. Department of Mathematics. Questions of the day and of the fray ; no. 11.
Note On cover: Department of applied statistics. University College, London. Questions of the day and of the fray, no. XI.
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Subject Galton, Francis, 1822-1911.
Galton, Francis, 1822-1911.
Psychology -- statistics & numerical data.
Summary "The year which forms the centenary of Francis Galton's birth demands more recognition of the part he has played in the spread of human knowledge and in its application to the future of the human race than appears thus far likely to be forthcoming. Galton was a mathematician, anthropologist, eugenicist, explorer, inventor, meteorologist, geneticist, psychological measurement pioneer, and statistician. If the present paper should contribute even but a small amount to the fuller recognition which one day will be paid to Galton, it will more than have fulfilled its writer's aims. For he realises that the time is hardly suited to impressing on the majority of men a conviction of the futility of most of their aims, of the depths of their ignorance of what makes for progress, and of the unsatisfying nature of their present pleasures. We can scarcely believe that the bicentenary of Galton's birth will find the world so little in the frame of mind to appreciate his work or so little able to judge clearly the efficacy of his proposals for raising the standard of human fitness"--Book. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2006 APA, all rights reserved).
Other Title Print version: Pearson, Karl, 1857-1936. Francis Galton, 1822-1922. London : Cambridge University Press, [1922]