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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.
Stephen Jay Gould's style of writing almost makes this into a mamouth ego trip.Published 2 months ago by Charles E. Hoover
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 3 months 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 3 months 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 3 months 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 6 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 6 months ago by Steven H Propp