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I'm writing this review just because I was stupefied at the aggregate score of 3 out of 5 for its Google ratings. So let me say this with emphasis:
This is the best science book that I've read so
far (I have read a few).
It's technical in parts, but hang in there: you will be rewarded by Gould's beautiful writing and by an expansive list of quotes.
The book tackles two assertions: that bigger brains mean more intelligent people (spoiler alert: they do not), and that differences in intelligence are purely inherited (spoiler alert: they are not). Gould spends some time to refute claims that these assertions were true that were published during the late twentieth century: in that sense, it might appear on the surface to be a book of its time, but as Gould explicates, the arguments are timeless and are always worth a good, solid debunking.
Highly recommended.
 

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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

User Review  - Galen Kenney - Goodreads

This is a very important book in both understanding the history of scientific racism and addressing a common (yet very flawed) view that science and reason grants an individual immunity to bias. Gould ... Read full review

Review: The Mismeasure of Man

User Review  - John - Goodreads

An Important Tome Against Racism and Bias in Science Stephen Jay Gould's gifts as a splendid historian of science, biologist, statistician and writer are ably demonstrated in his revised edition of ... Read full review

Review: The Mismeasure of Man

User Review  - Cassandra Kay Silva - Goodreads

This was absolutely spectacular! A scientific look at the prejudices that pseudo science has used to confirm and back unnecessary racism. An inside look at the so called evidence that has furthered ... Read full review

Review: The Mismeasure of Man

User Review  - Linnaea - Goodreads

Should be required reading for anyone who's ever taken a standardized test. And even more so for anyone who has ever administered, scored or helped write such a test, or used results from such a test ... Read full review


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