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The Mismeasure of Man Revised Expanded

The Mismeasure of Man  Revised   Expanded Author Stephen Jay Gould
ISBN-10 9780393340402
Release 2006-06-17
Pages 448
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The definitive refutation to the argument of The Bell Curve. When published in 1981, The Mismeasure of Man was immediately hailed as a masterwork, the ringing answer to those who would classify people, rank them according to their supposed genetic gifts and limits. And yet the idea of innate limits—of biology as destiny—dies hard, as witness the attention devoted to The Bell Curve, whose arguments are here so effectively anticipated and thoroughly undermined by Stephen Jay Gould. In this edition Dr. Gould has written a substantial new introduction telling how and why he wrote the book and tracing the subsequent history of the controversy on innateness right through The Bell Curve. Further, he has added five essays on questions of The Bell Curve in particular and on race, racism, and biological determinism in general. These additions strengthen the book's claim to be, as Leo J. Kamin of Princeton University has said, "a major contribution toward deflating pseudo-biological 'explanations' of our present social woes."

Wonderful Life The Burgess Shale and the Nature of History

Wonderful Life  The Burgess Shale and the Nature of History Author Stephen Jay Gould
ISBN-10 9780393307009
Release 1990-09-17
Pages 347
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A study of the Burgess Shale, a sea bed 530 million years old, and attempts to tackle what the findings are and what it means

Ever Since Darwin Reflections in Natural History

Ever Since Darwin  Reflections in Natural History Author Stephen Jay Gould
ISBN-10 9780393340419
Release 1992-07-17
Pages 288
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More than any other modern scientists, Stephen Jay Gould has opened up to millions the wonders of evolutionary biology. His genius as an essayist lies in his unmatched ability to use his knowledge of the world, including popular culture, to illuminate the realm of science. Ever Since Darwin, Stephen Jay Gould's first book, has sold more than a quarter of a million copies. Like all succeeding collections by this unique writer, it brings the art of the scientific essay to unparalleled heights.

The Structure of Evolutionary Theory

The Structure of Evolutionary Theory Author Stephen Jay Gould
ISBN-10 9780674417922
Release 2002-03-21
Pages 1464
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The world’s most revered and eloquent interpreter of evolutionary ideas offers here a work of explanatory force unprecedented in our time—a landmark publication, both for its historical sweep and for its scientific vision. With characteristic attention to detail, Stephen Jay Gould first describes the content and discusses the history and origins of the three core commitments of classical Darwinism: that natural selection works on organisms, not genes or species; that it is almost exclusively the mechanism of adaptive evolutionary change; and that these changes are incremental, not drastic. Next, he examines the three critiques that currently challenge this classic Darwinian edifice: that selection operates on multiple levels, from the gene to the group; that evolution proceeds by a variety of mechanisms, not just natural selection; and that causes operating at broader scales, including catastrophes, have figured prominently in the course of evolution. Then, in a stunning tour de force that will likely stimulate discussion and debate for decades, Gould proposes his own system for integrating these classical commitments and contemporary critiques into a new structure of evolutionary thought. In 2001 the Library of Congress named Stephen Jay Gould one of America’s eighty-three Living Legends—people who embody the “quintessentially American ideal of individual creativity, conviction, dedication, and exuberance.” Each of these qualities finds full expression in this peerless work, the likes of which the scientific world has not seen—and may not see again—for well over a century.

Bully for Brontosaurus Reflections in Natural History

Bully for Brontosaurus  Reflections in Natural History Author Stephen Jay Gould
ISBN-10 9780393340822
Release 2010-11-29
Pages 544
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"Provocative and delightfully discursive essays on natural history. . . . Gould is the Stan Musial of essay writing. He can work himself into a corkscrew of ideas and improbable allusions paragraph after paragraph and then, uncoiling, hit it with such power that his fans know they are experiencing the game of essay writing at its best."--John Noble Wilford, New York Times Book Review

Time s Arrow Time s Cycle

Time s Arrow  Time s Cycle Author Stephen Jay Gould
ISBN-10 0674891996
Release 1987
Pages 222
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Examines scientific theories pertaining to the measurement of earth's history

Full House

Full House Author Stephen Jay Gould
ISBN-10 9780674061613
Release 2011-10-01
Pages 244
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Gould shows why a more accurate way of understanding our world is to look at a given subject within its own context, to see it as a part of a spectrum of variation and then to reconceptualize trends as expansion or contraction of this “full house” of variation, and not as the progress or degeneration of an average value, or single thing.

The Science and Politics of I q

The Science and Politics of I q Author L. J. Kamin
ISBN-10 9781136557873
Release 2012-11-12
Pages 182
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Published in 1974, The Science and Politics of I.q. is a valuable contribution to the field of Education.

The Mismeasure of Man

The Mismeasure of Man Author Stephen Jay Gould
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The Mismeasure of Man has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from The Mismeasure of Man also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full The Mismeasure of Man book for free.

Intelligence Genes and Success

Intelligence  Genes  and Success Author Bernie Devlin
ISBN-10 9781461206699
Release 2013-12-01
Pages 376
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A scientific response to the best-selling The Bell Curve which set off a hailstorm of controversy upon its publication in 1994. Much of the public reaction to the book was polemic and failed to analyse the details of the science and validity of the statistical arguments underlying the books conclusion. Here, at last, social scientists and statisticians reply to The Bell Curve and its conclusions about IQ, genetics and social outcomes.


Intelligence Author Anna T. Cianciolo
ISBN-10 9780470693193
Release 2008-04-15
Pages 184
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Intelligence: A Brief History is a lively and accessible look at the origins of the field of intelligence. The book explores the nature and measurement of intelligence, examines approaches to teaching intelligence, and discusses individual and group differences in intelligence. Readers will receive an historical overview of the field as well as a good understanding of its major ideas.

What Intelligence Tests Miss

What Intelligence Tests Miss Author Keith E. Stanovich
ISBN-10 9780300142532
Release 2009-01-27
Pages 288
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Critics of intelligence tests writers such as Robert Sternberg, Howard Gardner, and Daniel Goleman have argued in recent years that these tests neglect important qualities such as emotion, empathy, and interpersonal skills. However, such critiques imply that though intelligence tests may miss certain key noncognitive areas, they encompass most of what is important in the cognitive domain. In this book, Keith E. Stanovich challenges this widely held assumption.Stanovich shows that IQ tests (or their proxies, such as the SAT) are radically incomplete as measures of cognitive functioning. They fail to assess traits that most people associate with good thinking, skills such as judgment and decision making. Such cognitive skills are crucial to real-world behavior, affecting the way we plan, evaluate critical evidence, judge risks and probabilities, and make effective decisions. IQ tests fail to assess these skills of rational thought, even though they are measurable cognitive processes. Rational thought is just as important as intelligence, Stanovich argues, and it should be valued as highly as the abilities currently measured on intelligence tests.

The Book of Life

The Book of Life Author Stephen Jay Gould
ISBN-10 0393321568
Release 2001
Pages 256
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An illustrated natural history of the Earth and its denizens combines paintings, drawings, and computer-generated images with a chronicle of the world's variegated organisms and species.

Outcasts from Evolution

Outcasts from Evolution Author John S. Haller
ISBN-10 0809319829
Release 1971
Pages 232
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In the only book to date to explore the period between the 1859 publication of Darwin’s Origin of Species and the discovery in 1900 of Gregor Mendel’s experiments in genetics, John S. Haller, Jr., shows the relationship between scientific "conviction" and public policy. He focuses on the numerous liberally educated American scientists who were caught up in the triumph of evolutionary ideas and who sought to apply those ideas to comparative morality, health, and the physiognomy of nonwhite races. During this period, the natural and social scientists of the day not only accepted without question the genetic and cultural superiority of the Caucasian; they also asserted that the Caucasian race held a monopoly on evolutionary progress, arguing that "inferior races" were no more than evolutionary survivors doomed by their genetic legacy to remain outcasts from evolution. Hereditarians and evolutionists believed that "less fit" human races were perishing from the rigors of civilization’s struggle and competition. Indeed, racial inferiority lay at the very foundation of the evolutionary framework and, remaining there, rose to the pinnacle of "truth" with the myth of scientific certainty.

Punctuated Equilibrium

Punctuated Equilibrium Author Stephen Jay GOULD
ISBN-10 9780674037847
Release 2009-06-30
Pages 408
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In 1972 Stephen Jay Gould took the scientific world by storm with his paper on punctuated equilibrium. Challenging a core assumption of Darwin's theory of evolution, it launched the controversial idea that the majority of species originates in geological moments (punctuations) and persists in stasis. Now, thirty-five years later, Punctuated Equilibrium offers his only book-length testament on a theory he fiercely promoted, repeatedly refined, and tirelessly defended.

I Have Landed

I Have Landed Author Stephen Jay Gould
ISBN-10 9780674061620
Release 2011-10-01
Pages 418
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As always in his popular writing, Gould conveys the ideas that science professionals exchange among themselves, minus only the technical jargon. In the title essay, he details his grandfather's journey from Hungary to America, and in a moving epilogue that has been hailed as a powerful testament, Gould writes about September 11.

The Richness of Life

The Richness of Life Author Stephen Jay Gould
ISBN-10 0393064980
Release 2006
Pages 654
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Collects forty-four key segments from the late paleontologist and evolutionary biologist's books, papers, and essays, in a collection that includes an assortment of previously unpublished articles and speeches.