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Book Title: A Falsa Medida do Homem|
The author of the book: Stephen Jay Gould
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 31.62 MB
Edition: WMF Martins Fontes
Date of issue: 1999
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Read full description of the books A Falsa Medida do Homem:Um livro raro, importantíssimo e, ao mesmo tempo, delicioso de ler. Gould apresenta um fascinante estudo do racismo científico, rastreando a sua história das teorias do monogenismo, da frenologia, da recapitulação, do QI hereditário. Deteve-se frequentemente para ilustrar as incoerências lógicas das teorias e o uso indevido, embora não intencional, dos dados colhidos em cada caso.
O livro 'A falsa medida do homem' leva esse título fazendo referência ao aforismo de Pitágoras "O homem é a medida de todas as coisas [...]". Com isso, o autor questiona a padronização do homem, padronização esta que permite a hierarquização entre os seres humanos e/ou entre seres de outras espécies.
Read information about the authorStephen Jay Gould was a prominent American paleontologist, evolutionary biologist, and historian of science. He was also one of the most influential and widely read writers of popular science of his generation. Gould spent most of his career teaching at Harvard University and working at the American Museum of Natural History in New York.
Most of Gould's empirical research was on land snails. Gould helped develop the theory of punctuated equilibrium, in which evolutionary stability is marked by instances of rapid change. He contributed to evolutionary developmental biology. In evolutionary theory, he opposed strict selectionism, sociobiology as applied to humans, and evolutionary psychology. He campaigned against creationism and proposed that science and religion should be considered two compatible, complementary fields, or "magisteria," whose authority does not overlap.
Many of Gould's essays were reprinted in collected volumes, such as Ever Since Darwin and The Panda's Thumb, while his popular treatises included books such as The Mismeasure of Man, Wonderful Life and Full House.
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