Hereditary genius: A centennial problem in resolution of cultural and biological inheritance

N. E. Morton, D. C. Rao

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Abstract

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
Volume27
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1980
Externally publishedYes

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