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  • n. The child of one's parent's half-sibling.


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  • (I also consider Alt History one of the least interesting forms of science fiction, kinda like a nerdy, uninteresting half-cousin.)

    Science Fiction and Fantasy at the Oscars

  • Furthermore, not that it matters, but Galton was merely Darwin's half-cousin since they shared the same grandfather, Erasmus Darwin, but had different grandmothers.

    Eric Michael Johnson: Intelligent Design Creationists Abuse Science and Victims of the Holocaust

  • One thing I would add is that the modern cult of beatifying Charles Darwin is dependent upon demonizing his younger half-cousin Francis Galton.

    “The Darwin Show”

  • Darwin's worshipful younger half-cousin and sometimes collaborator Sir Francis Galton, outlived him by three highly productive decades.

    Darwin as national hero in Britain vs. pariah here

  • Darwin's half-cousin, who coined the term "eugenics," pointed out that since the Catholic Church was the main "career open to talents" in the medieval world, the celibacy rule for priests, monks, and nuns might have lowered the intelligence and morality level of Christian Europe.

    Galton's Theory of Dysgenic Catholic Celibacy:

  • I will admit that the distinction between Darwinism and Galtonism is not perfectly sharp: Darwin partly got the idea for natural selection from the artificial selection being practiced for millennia by animal breeders, and his half-cousin Galton they were grandsons of the near-genius Erasmus Darwin just turned it around and proposed encouraging marriages among people with traits believed to benefit society.

    Archive 2005-06-05

  • This usually involves a counting on the fingers of a part of his genealogical tree, and ends in the important announcement that the head of the party is half-cousin to some well-known ruler.

    Missionary Travels and Researches in South Africa

  • One of my cousins (half-cousin?) had a baby recently - my parents are great-aunt and great-uncle now.

    elfpvke Diary Entry

  • "You're a sort of half-cousin of mine, and a great-niece of Uncle Jonathan's," he blurted out.

    The Heiress of Wyvern Court

  • Jacqueline soon learned that he was a Hungarian, second half-cousin of a friend of Kossuth, the most wonderful violinist of the day, who had apparently superseded the famous Polish pianist in these ladies 'interest and esteem.

    The French Immortals Series — Complete


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