It has been a very long time since this website last had an HBD discussion.
For decades, the biologist Stephen J. Gould was the darling of “anti-racist” science, and one of the most implacable enemies of HBD until his death in 2002. Gould was the modern day successor of Franz Boas.
In 1981, Stephen J. Gould wrote an infamous book called The Mismeasure of Man, which was a wildly influential attack on nineteenth century “scientific racism.” In the 1990s, Gould savagely attacked The Bell Curve, which had just been released at the time, in the second edition of his book and was treated as a respected authority figure by the MSM.
The polemical book attempted to show that nineteenth century racialists like Samuel Morton had falsified their scientific findings to justify “racism” against African-Americans. It played a huge role in fostering the myth among the DWL intelligentsia that “scientific racism” was pseudoscience.
Steve Sailer and other “race realists” have long pointed out that The Mismeasure of Man enjoyed far more acclaim among DWLs than it ever did with Gould’s peers in the scientific community.
Stephen J. Gould had a reputation for being an ideological charlatan and a publicity hound who flattered the anti-racist prejudices of the DWL media in order to promote himself as a scientific celebrity. Jared Diamond of Guns, Germs, and Steel fame is another example of a “scientist” of this persuasion.
The scientific reputation of Stephen J. Gould suffered a blow when John S. Michael, an undergraduate at the University of Pennsylvania, checked Samuel Morton’s skull measurements and found that they were reasonably accurate.
Now, a team of physical anthropologists at the University of Pennsylvania have gone back and remeasured the infamous skulls, and they have discovered that Morton’s measurements were not only entirely accurate, but gave a larger than accurate volume to the African skulls.
“But Ralph L. Holloway, an expert on human evolution at Columbia and a co-author of the new study, was less willing to give Dr. Gould benefit of the doubt.
“I just didn’t trust Gould,” he said. “I had the feeling that his ideological stance was supreme. When the 1996 version of ‘The Mismeasure of Man’ came and he never even bothered to mention Michael’s study, I just felt he was a charlatan.”
Stephen J. Gould was a scientific fraud and a charlatan all along who wrote one of the most influential hoaxes in the history of modern science.
“Samuel George Morton, in the hands of Stephen Jay Gould, has served for 30 years as a textbook example of scientific misconduct. The Morton case was used by Gould as the main support for his contention that ”unconscious or dimly perceived finagling is probably endemic in science, since scientists are human beings rooted in cultural contexts, not automatons directed toward external truth”. This view has since achieved substantial popularity in ”science studies”. But our results falsify Gould’s hypothesis that Morton manipulated his data to conform with his a priori views. The data on cranial capacity gathered by Morton are generally reliable, and he reported them fully. Overall, we find that Morton’s initial reputation as the objectivist of his era was well-deserved.”
The scientific foundation of Black Run America is the weakest link in the whole system. I have long argued that ideological anti-racism will be debunked in obscure scientific journals long before its implications filter out through the media and becomes common knowledge among the public.
The destruction of Stephen J. Gould is a major step forward to a new consensus on race. Hopefully, these revelations about Gould’s pseudoscience will inspire other scholars to take a second look at “the work” of his confederates who have survived him.