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"The mismeasure of man resides in the same themes - differences among individuals as the analog to variation in populations, and measured disparities among groups as the analog to temporal differences in lineages through time." (Introduction to Revised and Expanded Edition, pg. 25)

"But the basic argument has not changed: that social and economic roles accurately reflect the innate construction of people. One aspect of the intellectual strategy has altered, however. Socrates knew that he was telling a lie." (Chapter 1, pg. 52)

"Science, since people must do it, is a socially embedded activity. It progresses by hunch, vision, and intuition. Much of its change through time does not record a closer approach to absolute truth, but the alteration of cultural contexts that influence it so strongly. Facts are not pure and unsullied bits of information; culture also influences what we see and how we see it. Theories, moreover, are not inexorable...

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