Way back in 1906, the English polymath Francis Galton visited a country fair in which 800 people took part in a contest to guess the weight of a slaughtered ox. After the fair, he collected the guesses and calculated their average which turned out ... Technology Review, 1 month ago
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UCL Special Collections, in collaboration with the Wellcome Trust, have announced the launch of a digitised archive of papers by the Victorian scientist, Sir Francis Galton. Containing a substantial number of biographical notes and images ...University College London, 1 month ago 10.07 - Galton archive now online - UCL MyScience, 1 month ago
Surrounding yourself with books and journal articles on human enhancement will see you encounter the word ' eugenics ' on a regular basis. The unfortunate thing about this word is that it has become bound to a particularly nasty piece of world ...BioNews, 8 hours ago
There is nothing like reading correspondence between two geniuses to appreciate all the ways in which a person can be right—which is to say, can be brilliant—and still feel stymied. In lauding his cousin Francis Galton's study of individual ...Psychology Today, 3 days ago POV - Math: The Extra Sense Psychology Today, 2 months ago
Scientists say that we have much smaller brains than our ancestors had 20,000 years ago … and we might have gotten stupider since agriculture became widespread . Huffington Post reports that weve probably gotten dumber than even our Victorian ...Global Research, 5 days ago Forget Peak Oil and Peak Credit … Are We On the Downslope of Peak Intelligence? PrisonPlanet, 5 days ago
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Some guy in some 0.1-horse town in the ass-end of America's great nowhere put up a crowdfundingappeal on the web: I want to bake an apple pie for my mom but I don't have the money to do it. A couple ofdays later there was $49,000 in his bank ...New Statesman, 6 days ago
Credit All images courtesy University of California, Berkeley. This far into the summer, all the vacation photos in your Facebook timeline start to look the same. Those repeated images—kids with Mickey Mouse, a lobster boat in Maine, perhaps a ...New Yorker, 1 week ago
In the minds of many, eugenic policies -- strategies aimed at positively influencing the genetic heritage of a community -- will always be associated with the abuses of Nazi Germany. What is little known, however, was the influence of Scottish ...Cutting Edge News, 1 week ago
President Jonathan called him 'a crazy man'. Was Patrick Sawyer really crazy for bringing Ebola to Nigeria? It all depends on how we look at his action. If seen from a vengeful eye, this Liberian-American could have turned his anger on the 'big ...Individual.com, 1 week ago
My chum Aubrey Kagan just sent me an email. The subject line was "Having your cake and eating it." I like cake, so I didn't dilly-dally or shilly-shally. I opened the little scamp immediately. Inside, I found a link to this video featuring Alex ...EE Times India, 2 weeks ago Cake-Cutting Technique for Mathematical Loners EE Times, 3 weeks ago
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