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Gould fraudulently misrepresented Morton's work. Recent research has re-examined Gould's and Morton's work and found that Gould fudged his own numbers, suggested bias where there wasn't any, and basically made stuff up. He tarnished Morton's reputation and has misled thousands of readers. This book is not worth reading except as a historical document. Gould's conclusions simply are not true. Refer to Lewis et al. (2011) "The Mismeasure of Science: Stephen Jay Gould versus Samuel George Morton on Skulls and Bias" in PLoS Biology (freely available online at the time of this comment) as the most recent exposition of Gould's nonsense.