Harvard University's Stephen Jay Gould once said that unconscious bias permeates science and interferes with scientific measurements that should be objective, write anthropologists David DeGusta and Jason Lewis in New Scientist. While Gould was himself an "iconic scientist," he still had doubts about "the ability of science to remain free from social pressures and bias," DeGusta and Lewis say. In 1978, Gould wrote a paper in Science.

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