The Mismeasure of Man (Revised & Expanded)

The Mismeasure of Man (Revised & Expanded)

Stephen Jay Gould

The definitive refutation to the argument of The Bell Curve.

while released in 1981, The Mismeasure of Man used to be instantly hailed as a masterwork, the ringing solution to those that could classify humans, rank them in response to their intended genetic presents and bounds.

And but the belief of innate limits―of biology as destiny―dies not easy, as witness the eye committed to The Bell Curve, whose arguments are the following so successfully expected and carefully undermined by way of Stephen Jay Gould. during this version Dr. Gould has written a considerable new advent telling how and why he wrote the ebook and tracing the next background of the debate on innateness during The Bell Curve. extra, he has extra 5 essays on questions of The Bell Curve particularly and on race, racism, and organic determinism usually. those additions boost the book's declare to be, as Leo J. Kamin of Princeton college has stated, "a significant contribution towards deflating pseudo-biological 'explanations' of our current social woes."

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