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Review: The Mismeasure of Man

User Review  - Nebuchadnezzar - Goodreads

The Mismeasure of Man is often touted as a definitive refutation of racialist pseudoscience and eugenics. However, while I would highly recommend Gould's work, I would do so as an entry point to the ... Read full review

Review: The Mismeasure of Man

User Review  - Malcolm - Goodreads

Gould's The Mismeasure of Man does an excellent job of amalgamating antiquated pseudosciences that were racially motivated and presenting them to the reader in an accessible fashion. As a staunch ... Read full review

Review: The Mismeasure of Man

User Review  - David B - Goodreads

Stephen Jay Gould presents a highly readable debunking of intelligence testing over the years. He argues that the mistake of researchers in this field right from the beginning has been the belief that ... Read full review

Review: The Mismeasure of Man

User Review  - Yasha Zhurinsky - Goodreads

This is a very interesting book. It is describing multiple attempts to measure "worth" of people by assigning a single number to every individual - be it brain volume, some parameters of the scull or ... Read full review

Review: The Mismeasure of Man

User Review  - David Bonesteel - Goodreads

Stephen Jay Gould presents a highly readable debunking of intelligence testing over the years. He argues that the mistake of researchers in this field right from the beginning has been the belief that ... Read full review

Review: The Mismeasure of Man

User Review  - Dave Maddock - Goodreads

Though the expanded second edition is marketed as a "refutation of the argument of The Bell Curve," Mismeasure was written first. Not having read The Bell Curve, I skipped the ~25 page addendum that ... Read full review

Review: The Mismeasure of Man

User Review  - Ann - Goodreads

Evolutionary Theory The Mismeasure of Man by Stephen Jay Gould In The Mismeasure of Man evolutionary biologist, anatomist, and historian of science, Stephen Jay Gould, provides both a historical ... Read full review

Review: The Mismeasure of Man

User Review  - Tanja Berg - Goodreads

"We pass through this world but once. Few tragedies can be more extensive than the stunting of life, few injustices deeper than the denial of an opportunity to strive or even hope, by a limit imposed ... Read full review

Review: The Mismeasure of Man

User Review  - Charles - Goodreads

A truly excellent book on the misuse of statistics over the years. Sometimes I think Gould works too hard to make his case, but he certainly gathers a huge amount of interesting data here. Read full review

Review: The Mismeasure of Man

User Review  - Shaenon Garrity - Goodreads

A history of the use of intelligence testing to support racism, sexism, and class boundaries, focusing on two areas: 19th-century craniometry and 20th-century IQ tests. The going gets a little heavy ... Read full review


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