The Mismeasure of Man | Critical Review by Bruce Manuel

This literature criticism consists of approximately 3 pages of analysis & critique of The Mismeasure of Man.
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Critical Review by Bruce Manuel

SOURCE: Manuel, Bruce. “IQ Fallacies, Darwin, and His Legacy.” Christian Science Monitor 74, no. 74 (12 March 1982): B3.

In the following excerpt, Manuel offers a positive assessment of The Mismeasure of Man.

One of a book editor's easy tasks is finding out which subject areas spawn the most new books. This is accomplished by carefully observing which shelf of review copies sags the most—public affairs? biography? ancient history?

A harder but more rewarding task is discovering which books to recommend. After reading through several new volumes about Charles Darwin and the attempts of archaeologists and theorists to tie up the loose ends of his controversial theory, it's clear there are some outstanding finds this season.

One of the most important is The Mismeasure of Man by Stephen Jay Gould. In January it won its author, a Harvard...

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