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 resolution to people who might classify humans, rank them in line with their meant genetic presents and boundaries.
And but the belief of innate limits―of biology as destiny―dies not easy, as witness the eye dedicated to The Bell Curve, whose arguments are the following so successfully expected and punctiliously undermined by way of Stephen Jay Gould. during this variation Dr. Gould has written a considerable new advent telling how and why he wrote the booklet and tracing the following heritage of the talk 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 normally. those additions boost the book's declare to be, as Leo J. Kamin of Princeton college has acknowledged, "a significant contribution towards deflating pseudo-biological 'explanations' of our current social woes."