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5.0 out of 5 stars wonderfully humane account, November 28, 1999
This review is from: The Mismeasure of Man (Revised & Expanded) (Paperback)
_The Mismeasure of Man_ is the best book I have read on intelligence testing, and I hope you read it, too. It is part a social history, part a theoretical deflation of the idea that intelligence can be measured with a single fixed number. Both parts are very interesting and can be read with profit by historians, lay readers, and people on both sides of the IQ debate. Even if Gould is no psychologist, psychologists must answer his arguments, which compel by dint of common sense.
I'm surprised no one has mentioned how very literate and artfully written this book is. Readers of Gould's essays will not be surprised by this, but if you're expecting to pick up a dry technical tome with unfathomable jargon, you'll be pleasantly surprised. Gould has written a great book without ``dumbing it down.''
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Initial post: Mar 26, 2013 3:33:03 PM PDT
Nimadan says:
Psychologists MUST answer, huh? But what did his own colleagues think of him?

In an article entitled "Homo Deceptus: Never Trust Steven Jay Gould," journalist Robin Wright, author of "The Moral Animal", noted that Gould "has convinced the public he is not merely a great writer, but a great theorist of evolution. Yet among top-flight evolutionary biologists, Gould is considered a pest-not just a lightweight but an actively muddled man who has warped the public's understanding of Darwinism."
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