Biometrika Volume 6

Biometrika Volume 6

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1908 edition. Excerpt: ... additional returns. Further work is contemplated on the Glasgow returns and an additional return is expected from many of the large Catholic schools. These schools have an attendance of about 20,000 children whose colour characters have not yet been observed. A very large number of these children are of Irish origin and a knowledge of their colour distribution will be useful. Of course since these children were not included in the present survey, they do not contribute to the divergency found for Glasgow. The results of this subsection show that children of Irish origin clearly affect the nature of the distribution of colour in Glasgow. They tend, as the ScotoKeltic and the foreign populations do, to create an excess of dark hair and jet black hair. The Irish population does not appear to affect the eye colour distribution of Glasgow sensibly. It may however do so. Other factors which have not yet been discovered may be operating to obscure the effect of the Irish element on the distribution of eye colour in the western city. The association of excess of dark hair, jet black hair, blue eyes and light eyes with the Scoto-Keltic and Irish populations is a striking feature in these results. The results but confirm the common origin of the two peoples--their association as determined by language, by history and by tradition. IV. Summary of this Section. (1) The general analysis reveals Glasgow to diverge largely from the general population both in hair colour and eye colour. (2) Further analysis shows the divergency to be due to excesses of the medium and dark haired classes and the medium and dark eyed classes, and to defects of the fair-haired and blue-eyed classes. (3) Analysis of the divisions into which Glasgow is divided brings out more

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  • Paperback | 162 pages
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  • English
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  • 1236834208
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