Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Gould's belated, posthumous birthday

I didn't realize that the 10th was Stephen Jay Gould's birthday. He would have been 70 years old. I wish I could have met him in person. He was one of the first popularizers of evolution that I read when I was growing up. He was my advisor's advisor - so I am, in a hierarchical academic sense, his grand-advisee.

Jerry Coyne has a wonderful discussion of Gould and his work. Go read it, you'll be glad you did.

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