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Francis Galton and the Darwins

Fancher, Raymond E. (1993) Francis Galton and the Darwins. The General Psychologist 29:pp. 1-5.

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Francis Galton (1822-1911), the founder of eugenics as well as a pioneer in the field of behavior genetics, was a younger half-cousin to Charles Darwin and conceived of many of his major contributions within the context of Darwinian theory. This paper describes the connections between Galton's and Darwin's families, as well as the personal relationships between the two men. Darwin's influence on Galton is revealed as having been as much "religious" as it was scientific.

EPrint Type:Journal (Paginated)
Keywords:Francis Galton, Charles Darwin, Erasmus Darwin, eugenics, evolution, religion
Subjects:History > Biography
Chronology > 19th Century
Psychology > Evolution
Psychology > Eugenics
ID Code:123
Deposited By:Fancher, Raymond
Deposited On:07 December 2002