Galton

Otis Geddes
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Otis Geddes
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Galton
1 Personality
1.1 Nature, which is inherited at birth
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1.1.2 How many of our characteristics are determined at birth?
1.1.2.1 Some humans acquire many characteristics at birth. They are known as nativists
1.1.2.2 Many diseases are determined by genetic inheritance such as Huntington's, cystic fibrosis, etc.
1.1.2.2.1 How are genetic diseases passed down from parent to offspring?
1.1.2.2.1.1 Genetically inherited diseases are caused by a mutation in one copy of a gene. If a parent has a dominant genetic disease the child has a 50% chance of inheriting the disease.
1.2 Nurture, which is experienced from birth onward
1.2.1 Eugenics
1.2.1.1 Humans can be bread from birth to improve genetic quality of a population
1.2.1.1.1 Positive
1.2.1.1.1.1 Manipulating human heredity or breeding to produce superior people
1.2.1.1.1.1.1 Sexual education, abortions, tax incentives for parents, etc.
1.2.1.1.2 Negative
1.2.1.1.2.1 Improving the quality of the human race by eliminating biologically inferior people.
1.2.1.1.2.1.1 Nazi Germany
1.2.1.1.2.1.1.1 Sought to create master Aryan race by eliminating other races, the disabled, etc.
1.2.2 In 1875 Galton studies 159 pairs of twins. He found that twins did not follow normal distribution of similarity but were either very alike or not at all.
1.3 Where nature and nurture are forced to compete, nature triumphs
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