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17/01/1911 English Victorian statistician Francis Galton dies


Sir Francis Galton [HPsy 8A: 1]

Galton was a polymath. His most important contribution to science is the concept of statistical correlation. He contributed too many other fields, introduced the use of questionnaires for collecting data on human communities. Galton was a proponent of eugenics, coining the term itself. He also invented the phrase "nature versus nurture.”
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