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Hereditary Genius

by Sir Francis Galton

Hereditary Genius is a groundbreaking book that argues that human abilities are inherited. It is considered to be the founding text of the field of eugenics. The book begins with a hook: "Inquiries into the laws of inheritance in the case of man." Galton then goes on to present evidence that intelligence, talent, and other abilities are passed down from parents to children. He also argues that it is possible to improve the human race through selective breeding. Hereditary Genius was a controversial book when it was first published. Galton's ideas about eugenics were seen as dangerous by some, and his work was banned in some countries. However, his ideas have had a lasting impact on the fields of genetics and psychology.

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Sir Francis Galton (16 February 1822 – 17 January 1911) was a British polymath in the Victorian era. He was a proponent of social Darwinism, eugenics, and scientific racism. Galton was knighted in 190...

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