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The mathematician, carried along on his flood of symbols, dealing apparently with purely formal truths, may still reach results of endless importance for our description of the physical universe.

Karl Pearson

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Ch. " (Ibid. He was a proponent of eugenics and a protégé and biographer of Sir Francis Galton.

In 1911 he founded the world's first university statistics department at University College London. Karl Pearson FRS (27 March 1857 – 27 April 1936) (originally named Carl) was an influential English mathematician who has been credited with establishing the discipline of mathematical statistics. A sesquicentenary conference was held in London on 23 March 2007 to celebrate the 150th anniversary of his birth.

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