The fault in his seeds: Lost notes to the case of bias in Samuel George Morton’s cranial race science

  title={The fault in his seeds: Lost notes to the case of bias in Samuel George Morton’s cranial race science},
  author={Paul Wolff Mitchell},
  journal={PLoS Biology},
The discovery of nearly 180-year-old cranial measurements in the archives of 19th century American physician and naturalist Samuel George Morton can address a lingering debate, begun in the late 20th century by paleontologist and historian of science Stephen Jay Gould, about the unconscious bias alleged in Morton’s comparative data of brain size in human racial groups. Analysis of Morton’s lost data and the records of his studies does not support Gould’s arguments about Morton’s biased data… 

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