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Hereditary genius : an inquiry into its laws and consequences

Author: Francis Galton
Publisher: New York, NY : Barnes & Noble Digital Library, 2012.
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In 1869, Galton, a Victorian polymath, composed this first scientific study attempting to establish a link between lineage and accomplishment. In a work that remains controversial to this day, he reached the conclusion that intelligence and ability are inherited, and that intelligence itself is a major contributor to success in life. In the battle of nature versus nurture, Galton was of the opinion that nature will  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Francis Galton
ISBN: 9781411465039 1411465032
OCLC Number: 828932993
Description: 1 online resource (416 pages)
Responsibility: Francis Galton.

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In 1869, Galton, a Victorian polymath, composed this first scientific study attempting to establish a link between lineage and accomplishment. In a work that remains controversial to this day, he reached the conclusion that intelligence and ability are inherited, and that intelligence itself is a major contributor to success in life. In the battle of nature versus nurture, Galton was of the opinion that nature will always win.

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