How to Win a Debate, Before it Even Begins (The Mismeasure of Candidates, Part 3)

The Mismeasure of Man, published in 1981 by Harvard biologist Stephen Jay Gould, is described as “The definitive refutation of the argument of The Bell Curve.” The latter book (by Richard Herrnstein and Charles Murray) wasn’t published until 1994. Wait a minute—Dr. Gould won this debate more than a decade in advance!! How is this possible? Princeton psychologist Leo Kamin […]

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Do Unconscious Biases Make You Choose the Wrong People?

If you were choosing a partner to compete alongside you in a quiz show, upon what would you base your decision?  Intelligence?  Quiz show experience?  What about how fat or thin his or her face is? Most of us understand that we can be unconsciously biased.  Even Jesse Jackson, the famous African-American politician and activist, admits to being relieved when […]

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