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Gould does an excellent job shooting down work that claims to find racial differences in intelligence.
I was talking with a friend about reading this book and he said "People get so emotional on this topic that it's not possible to have a meaningful debate".
Our results resolve this historical controversy, demonstrating that Morton did not manipulate data to support his preconceptions, contra Gould.
Like the better known Carl Sagan (and now Neil deGrasse Tyson), Gould was a scientist who made important contributions, but was also able to write books that could be understood by... Read morePublished 6 days ago by Marc Lichtman
* The author picks up his cape when he finds his ox being gored. In 1967 he relied on Factor Analysis for his Doctoral Dissertation and a contemporary paper, both on paleontology. Read morePublished 12 days ago by drrocket
Gould's book is sadly based on opinion and not scientifically based fact and research. I support people expressing their thoughts and experience but not when publicly and... Read morePublished 14 days ago by Kirkwall
Readers beware, Gould is a proven liar and fraud.
He accused Morton of fudging data on crania measurements to suit his 'racist ideology' and offered 'proof' of it. Read more
Folks considering reading this book should know that Gould is now well known to have been an academic fraud who falsified his work to suit his radical left-wing ideology. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
Stephen Jay Gould (1941-2002) wrote many other important books, such as Ontogeny and Phylogeny, Ever Since Darwin, The Panda's Thumb, Hen's Teeth and Horse's Toes, The Flamingo's... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Steven H. Propp
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'In a 1981 book, "The Mismeasure of Man," the paleontologist Stephen Jay Gould asserted that Morton, believing that brain size was a measure of... Read more
What is IQ? Does it actually measure intelligence? And what the heck is intelligence anyway? Are some races more intelligent than others? Read morePublished 4 months ago by Fezziwig
This may be the best book I have ever read -- and this is not hyperbole. The arguments are sound, the writing is entertaining, and it addresses very serious problems in society. Read morePublished 5 months ago by daniel druckman