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The Mismeasure of Man

Stephen Jay Gould

The definitive refutation to the argument of The Bell Curve.How smart are you? If that question doesn't spark a dozen more questions in your mind (like "What do you mean by 'smart,'" "How do I measure it" and "Who's asking?"), then The Mismeasure of Man, Stephen Jay Gould's masterful demolition of the IQ industry, should be required reading. Gould'...
Publish Date
June 17
First Published in 1982
Goodreads rating
Feb 22, 2019
Gould's book 'The mismeasure of man' was one of the 20th century's most influential works of far-Leftist ideological pseudo-science. Everyone in intelligence research knows this, and nobody in schools of education seems to.      source
It’s written so well, and it’s so engrossing. There’s a lot of statistics and discussion of mathematics in there, but it’s a really good book – in the last couple of paragraphs you can find some of the finest prose I’ve seen written in science.      source