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Hereditary Genius: An Enquiry into Its Laws and Consequences (2nd ed.), by Francis Galton, selected pages (8)

Hereditary Genius: An Enquiry into Its Laws and Consequences (2nd ed.), by Francis Galton, selected pages (8)
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Hereditary Genius: An Enquiry into Its Laws and Consequences (2nd ed.), by Francis Galton, selected pages (8)
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2025. 188 Men of Science [hairline rule page width] Table II.[superior '1'] [tabular material ] Table I. confirms all that has been already deduced from the corresponding tables in other groups, but the figures in Table II. are exceptional. We find a remarkable diminution in the numbers of F. and G., while S. and P. hold their own. We also find that, although the female influence on the whole, is but little different from previous groups, inasmuch as in the first degree --- 1G. + 5U. + 8N. + 6P. = 20 kinsmen through males, 5g. + 2u. + 2n. + 0p. = 9 " females; and in the second degree --- 0 GF. + 0 GB. + 3 US. + 6 NS. + 3 PS. = 12 kinsmen through males, 0 [italics]g[end italics]F. + 0 [italics]g[end italics]B. + 4 [italics]u[end italics]S. + 0 [italics]n[end italics]S. + 0 [italics]p[end italics]S. = 4 " females; Totals, 32 through males; 13 through females; Yet, when we examine the lists of kinsmen more closely, we shall arrive at different conclusions, and we shall find the maternal influence to be unusually strong. There are 5 g. to 1 G.; and in fully eight cases out of the forty-three, the mother was the abler of the two parents. These are [footnote, superior 1]See, for explanation, the foot-note to the similar table on p. 55.[end footnote] [end]
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