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Gould (in TMoM) provides nothing but straw man arguments refuting questionable (mainly) 18th century so-called research to make his claims. It's dodgy arguing at best, and far from being acclaimed, Gould's book is a work in shoddiness.

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Review: The Mismeasure of Man

User Review  - Peerawat Chiaranunt - Goodreads

I found this book very disappointing considering how much I love other books by Gould. The Mismeasure of Man aims to attack some of the supposed evidence for scientific racism. The book's purpose ... Read full review

Review: The Mismeasure of Man

User Review  - Natalie - Goodreads

This was one of the most boring books I have ever read. Gould brought up some good points and he told some good stories, but he just went on and on and on. After 5 hours of different ways that these ... Read full review

Review: The Mismeasure of Man

User Review  - Kolbjørn Brønnick - Goodreads

This book is a political document, not a popular science book. Unfortunately, the book is an example of dishonest cherry picking of findings and selective omission of studies that would ruin the story ... Read full review

Review: The Mismeasure of Man

User Review  - Corey - Goodreads

As has been demonstrated elsewhere, there are enough flaws in this book that it cannot be recommended. Read full review


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