Galton, Francis 1822 - 1911

1822-1911, biostatistician, human geneticist & eugenicist, English, British

Created the statistical concept of correlation & regression toward the mean. He was the first to apply statistical methods to the study of human differences & inheritance of intelligence, & use of the questionnaires. A pioneer in eugenics, coining the term itself & phrase "nature versus nurture". Initiator of scientific meteorology, he devised the first weather map; 1909 - knighted