The Bell Curve

The Bell Curve

Intelligence and Class Structure in American Life

Book - 1996
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Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, 1996, c1994
Edition: 1st Free Press paperback ed. --
ISBN: 9780684824291
0684824299
Branch Call Number: 305/.9082/Her
Characteristics: xxvi, 872 p. : ill. --
Additional Contributors: Murray, Charles A.

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mid819
Aug 17, 2017

lmao racists are such pathetic intellecutal midgets

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pwise125
Jul 06, 2017

This book explains a whole lot about intelligence & is interesting reading! Plus it makes the liberals go nuts trying to disprove it because the can't do it!!

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danielestes
May 06, 2014

The Bell Curve was first published 20 years ago and the contention that intelligence has a causal relationship with heredity is as controversial as ever. Herrnstein (who passed away before the book was published) and Murray set out to gather and present the data on intelligence and class structure, and ultimately let the facts speak for themselves.

I don't disagree with the authors' conclusions. Our desperate need for equality in all things will no doubt keep this issue a heated one. My main critique of The Bell Curve is structural. The presentation of the material is monotonous, consisting of dry facts and dry charts. Kudos to the authors though for allowing the reader an out. Each chapter begins with a summary and those of us who have little love for elongated statistical explanations are invited to read that and skip the rest.

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