Galton believed that his data on hereditary genius support purely genetic inheritance. On the contrary, analysis under a simple model shows no clear resolution of genetic and cultural inheritance in this material, or generally, unless adoptive relations, monozygous twins, and/or environmental indices are included in a design adequate to test the assumptions under which they are informative.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)48-52
Number of pages5
JournalSocial biology
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1980


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