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Anybody who know Francis Galton(1869). He developes the theory of hereditary genius.
-- anny (firstname.lastname@example.org), September 14, 2001
Galton is very well known in the history of psychology. You will find an account of him in almost any history of psychology textbook. There is also a website devoted to him at http://www.mugu.com/galton/
-- Christopher Green (email@example.com), September 14, 2001.
The interesting thing about Francis Galton (my first cousin 5 times removed) is that his relatives rather prove the point about inherant genetic intelligence. His father was a first cousin of Charles Darwin and he himself was a great Grandson of Erasmus Darwin, who was a brilliant and innovative scientist in his own right. Erasmus's great Grandfather was the head judge in the London city courts (the Recorder of London) so clearly also brilliant. Me, a humble barrister in England (IQ 135 - just tested).
-- Francis (firstname.lastname@example.org), January 18, 2002.