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Ian Tattersall on Stephen Jay Gould

The great thing about being a liberal/radical academic is that even falsifying data isn’t enough to seriously tarnish one’s reputation. Franz Boas’s finagling of his data on the skull shapes of immigrants in pursuit of his ethnopolitical agenda certainly hasn’t hurt his reputation, and Ian Tattersall’s remembrance of Stephen Jay Gould in the current issue of Natural […]


Stephen Jay Gould’s Jewish motivation: Natural selection by any other name

Stephen Jay Gould is definitely high on the list of ethnically motivated pseudoscientists that populate The Culture of Critique. In reading over the section on Gould from Chapter 2 (see pp. 30-37), I was struck by how many evolutionary biologists viewed Gould as a charlatan and were willing to say so in public. John Maynard […]


Stephen Jay Gould: Next to Judas Iscariot, Brutus, and Cassius in the Devil’s Mouth at the Center of Hell

In a reissue of The Mismeasure of Man in 1996 Stephen Jay Gould wrote, “May I end up next to Judas Iscariot, Brutus, and Cassius in the devil’s mouth at the center of hell if I ever fail to present my most honest assessment and best judgment of the evidence for empirical truth” (p. 39). So […]



INDIVIDUALISMO E TRADIZIONE PROGRESSISTA OCCIDENTALE. Origini evolutive, storia e prospettive future. traduzione italiana di Marco Marchetti   La conclusione del capitolo precedente è stata che la Chiesa medievale pose le basi della fine della propria egemonia promuovendo, almeno in una certa misura, il primato della coscienza nella fede religiosa, cosa che alla fine creò le […]


Capitolo 2: La scuola boasiana di antropologia e il declino del darwinismo nelle scienze sociali

Se… trattassimo Coming of Age in Samoa di Margaret Mead come utopia, non come etnografia, lo capiremmo meglio ed eviteremmo molte discussioni inutili. (Robin Fox 1989, 3)   Alcuni scrittori hanno commentato sui “cambiamenti radicali” verificatisi negli obiettivi e nei metodi delle scienze sociali in seguito all’ingresso degli ebrei in questi campi (Liebman 1973, 213; […]


Anthropology’s Obsession with African Origins

There is renewed interest in the “Out of Africa” theory of human origins because of a study showing sub-Saharan Africans interbred with an extinct hominid species. This article, originally posted in January, 2014, provides other reasons for being skeptical of African origins and shows how the “Out of Africa” theory has been promoted partly for […]