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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 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 10 days 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 14 days 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
Stephen Jay Gould's style of writing almost makes this into a mamouth ego trip.Published 4 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 5 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 5 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 5 months ago by Kirkwall