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By Stephen Jay Gould

The definitive refutation to the argument of The Bell Curve.

whilst released in 1981, The Mismeasure of Man used to be instantly hailed as a masterwork, the ringing solution to people who may classify humans, rank them in accordance with their intended genetic presents and boundaries.

And but the belief of innate limits―of biology as destiny―dies tough, 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 variation Dr. Gould has written a considerable new creation telling how and why he wrote the ebook and tracing the following heritage of the debate on innateness throughout The Bell Curve. extra, he has further 5 essays on questions of The Bell Curve particularly and on race, racism, and organic determinism quite often. those additions develop the book's declare to be, as Leo J. Kamin of Princeton collage has stated, "a significant contribution towards deflating pseudo-biological 'explanations' of our current social woes."

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