Religion: Able Sons

Credulous persons who enjoy a faith in parental paradoxes were no doubt disconcerted last week when they discovered the result of researches into the heredity of students at Yale and Harvard. These results were announced by Dr. Ellsworth Huntington, research associate of the department of geography at Yale. They indicated that the most representative undergraduates, the most successful graduates from Yale and Harvard were the sons of missionaries; next came the sons of professors; third came the sons of ministers. Businessmen's sons were low on the list, farmers' sons at the...

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