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User Review  - Stevil2001 - LibraryThing

Stephen Jay Gould takes on everyone who's ever tried to quantify human intelligence with a simple numerical value, be it measuring skull capacities or the Stanford-Binet "intelligence quotient." It's ... Read full review

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User Review  - thcson - LibraryThing

A great book about the history of pseudo-scientific ideas relating to innate intelligence, from cranial measurements to the Bell Curve. The author's main point with regard to modern IQ tests is that ... Read full review

THE MISMEASURE OF MAN

User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

"Shared dogmas masquerading as objectivity" . . . idée fixe . . . circular reasoning . . . reification . . . unconscious bias . . . outright fraud. These are the accusations against the biological ... Read full review

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User Review  - iayork - LibraryThing

One of the most important books I own: Are there entire populations of people who are born with an innate, quantifiable intelligence greater than others? Can intelligence even be quantified? According ... Read full review


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