# Tag: Karl Pearson (1)

**Eugenics – journey to the dark side at the dawn of statistics**- Apr 27, 2016.

Today is the 80th anniversary of the death of Karl Pearson, one of the founding father of statistics (correlation coefficient, principal components, the p-value, and much more). He was also deeply involved with eugenics, a jarring reminder that truth often comes bundled with a measure of darkness.