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The definitive refutation to the argument of The Bell CurveHow smart are you? If that question doesn't spark a dozen 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's brilliant funny engaging prose dissects the motivations behind those who would judge intelligence and hence worth by cranial size convolutions or score on extremely narrow tests How did scientists decide that intelligence was unipolar and quantifiable? Why did the standard keep changing over time? Gould's answer is clear and simple power maintains itself European men of the 19th century even before Darwin saw themselves as the pinnacle of creation and sought to prove this assertion through hard measurement When one measure was found to place members of some inferior group such as women or Southeast Asians over the supposedly rightful champions it would be discarded and replaced with a new comfortable measure The 20th century obsession with numbers led to the institutionalization of IQ testing and subsequent assignment to work and rewards commensurate with the score shown by Gould to be not simply misguided for surely intelligence is multifactorial but also regressive creating a feedback loop rewarding the rich and powerful The revised edition includes a scathing critique of Herrnstein and Murray's The Bell Curve taking them to task for rehashing old arguments to exploit a new political wave of uncaring belt tightening It might not make you any smarter but The Mismeasure of Man will certainly make you think Rob LightnerThis edition is revised and expanded with a new introduction


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    Have you ever felt a little upset with white people saying black people are lesser people? Well prepare to feel furious Gould documents a series of scientific frauds by racist scientists seeking to show white racial superiority This book will make your blood boil but if people had read it no one would have fallen for all that bell curve rubbish a few years later Racism sucks and it is based on ignorance If you are looking for a cure to such ignorance this is as good a place to start as any