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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.
People I know keep citing "The Bell Curve" in justification of all sorts of racist, sexist, and other harebrained biases. Read morePublished 4 days ago by Christopher T. Dahle
Thought I was getting a newer book. Not pleased wit what I received. The book was bent, lots of writing, and an essay stapled in the back (not at a graduate level, which is why I... Read morePublished 10 days ago by Ashley Metzger
This is one of the most amazing and important books I've ever read. Gould explains the history of assessing intelligence, showing along the way how poorly we have understood what... Read morePublished 16 days ago by Noe Valley Jeff
Awful texbook, makes some interesting points, has good methods. But is a real pain to read. Also author seems very based in introduction.Published 19 days ago by Alex Goodsell
Stephen Jay Gould wrote this epic work with one overarching purpose in mind: to debunk the supposed “proof” of intelligence as a unitary, heritable factor that can be used to rank... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Dienne
Jason Lewis of Stanford University and his colleagues concluded that every major accusation Gould lays in Samuel Morton to be wrong and frauduelent. Read morePublished 1 month ago by K.
Fraudulent propaganda. Gould has been debunked at this point and his reputation is in total ruin. His flimsy
defense of marxist ideology was never science in any form, and... Read more
The Mismeasure of Man - revised and expanded version by Stephen Jay Gould, is an analyses of the measurement of intelligence over three centuries. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Brian Wilson, New Zealand