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The Bell Curve by Richard J. Herrnstein
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Aug 20, 2007

it was ok
bookshelves: started-stopped-plan-to-finish
Recommended for: People that have trouble sleeping

Reads like a textbook. The basic idea being presented is that intelligence is hereditary, and its assertion has been supported with research.

This book seems to have generated a lot of fervent opposition which is why I also purchased The Mismeasure of Man, a direct rebuttal to Bell Curve by Stephen Jay Gould.

I haven't gotten far enough into this book to be decided on whether or not the book represents a fully valid argument, but based on what I have read so far criticisms that this book is racist and offensive without them pointedly debating the research presented probably come from insecure assholes.
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