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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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Great science book! Absolutely love! Describes perfectly the series of evolution and the fact of deference's between natural selection.

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great book

Review: The Mismeasure of Man (Revised & Expanded)

User Review  - Brian - Goodreads

In this, Gould's riposte to what has essentially become a particular strain of argumentation for conservative socioeconomic policies, he presents a history, analysis, and refutation of a theoretical ... Read full review

Review: The Mismeasure of Man

User Review  - Vanessa - Goodreads

Gould is an excellent writer, and tells a compelling tale with what might, at another author's hand, be no more than a dry textbook subject: the history of intelligence testing. In short, IQ tests ... 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  - Sean DeLauder - Goodreads

Before a proper summation can be given, one first has to understand the Why of The Mismeasure of Man. The Why being hundreds of years of conservative, white-folk-do-well-because-they're-smartest ... Read full review

Review: The Mismeasure of Man (Revised & Expanded)

User Review  - John Martindale - Goodreads

Well, I do think the book could have handled a little more editing; parts were pretty dragged out, boring and repetitive. I personally don't have the knowledge to verify what Gould wrote, on Wikipedia ... Read full review

Review: The Mismeasure of Man (Revised & Expanded)

User Review  - David Chess - Goodreads

The edition I have is so old it doesn't even have an ISBN barcode :) so it is pre _Bell Curve_ and I haven't read the additions expressly about that controversy. But the danger is far older than that ... Read full review


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