Bauhaus-Universität Weimar

Titel:
English men of science: their nature and nurture
Person:
Galton, Francis
PURL:
https://digitalesammlungen.uni-weimar.de/viewer/image/lit26698/27/
16 ENGLISH MEN OF SCIENCE. [chap. 
similarity of their nurture did not affect their 
features. The moral likeness was superficial, 
because a sore trial of temper, which produced 
a violent quarrel between them, brought out 
great dissimilarity of character. In the compe¬ 
tition between nature and nurture, when the 
differences in either case do not exceed those 
which distinguish individuals of the same race 
living in the same country under no very ex¬ 
ceptional conditions, nature certainly proves the 
stronger of the two. 
RACE AND BIRTHPLACE. 
As regards the race of the scientific men on 
my list, it has already been mentioned that for 
the purposes of a census enumeration three- 
fourths may be considered English, but their 
precise origin is as follows. Omitting a few 
Germans, out of every 10 scientific men, 5 are 
pure English ; 1 is Anglo-Welsh ; 1 is Anglo- 
Irish ; 1 is pure Scotch ; 1 includes Anglo-Scotch, 
Scotch-Irish, pure Irish, Welsh, Manx and Channel 
Islands; finally, 1 is “unclassed.” These un-
        

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