The Unbelievable Truth about Sir Francis Galton
By Subhadra Das, on 5 November 2015
I have a motto: If at a loss, take inspiration from a tried and tested Radio 4 format.
This week it’s The Unbelievable Truth, the panel show built on truth and lies. Each panellist presents a short lecture on a chosen subject and scores points for how many truths they can smuggle past the other players. Panellists win points for spotting truths, and lose points if they mistake a lie for a truth. Seeing as I’m the only one presenting, the lecture is longer than normal and contains 15 truths rather than the usual 5. In the interest of investing in a civilised society, I will be trusting you to keep your own score.
This week, my subject is Sir Francis Galton, the Victorian scientist and statistician who propounded the term eugenics.