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Also, we’ll give a brief history of fingerprints, and answer the question of whether clones would indeed have identical ones.


Show Notes

The History of Fingerprints

Beavan, Colin. 2001. Fingerprints: The Origins of Crime Detection and the Murder Case that Launched Forensic Science. New York: Hyperion. (Book that emphasizes Faulds’ role, and really hates Galton.) Victorian polymath: geographer, meteorologist, tropical explorer, founder of differential psychology, inventor of fingerprint identification, pioneer of statistical correlation and regression, convinced hereditarian, eugenicist, proto-geneticist, half-cousin of Charles Darwin and best-selling author. (Contains all of Galton’s work on fingerprinting, as well as scans of the Nature letters from Herschel, Faulds and Galton. Thinks Faulds was a nobody whiner.)


The forgotten pioneers of fingerprint science, G. S. Sodhi and Jasjeet Kaur, Current Science, 2005. (PDF)
(Tells the stories of Haque’s and Bose’s contributions to the fingerprint classification system commonly known as the Henry System.)


Adermatoglyphia: The Genetic Disorder Of People Born Without Fingerprints, Joseph Stromberg,, January 14, 2014.


The Claim: Identical Twins Have Identical Fingerprints. By ANAHAD O’CONNORNOV. 2, 2004, The New York Times



The Sepoy Rebellion/Indian Rebellion of 1857


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