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 resolution to those that may classify humans, rank them in keeping with their intended genetic presents and boundaries.

And but the assumption of innate limits―of biology as destiny―dies difficult, as witness the eye committed to The Bell Curve, whose arguments are right here so successfully expected and punctiliously undermined by way of Stephen Jay Gould. during this version Dr. Gould has written a considerable new creation telling how and why he wrote the e-book and tracing the following background of the debate on innateness all through The Bell Curve. extra, he has additional 5 essays on questions of The Bell Curve specifically and on race, racism, and organic determinism in most cases. those additions develop 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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