Stephen Jay Gould (1941-2002)

Stephen Jay Gould is among the best known and widely read scientists of our present generation. A paleontologist by strict profession, Gould is perhaps better recognized for his contributions to evolutionary theory and the philosophy and history of science. He currently holds the position of Alexander Agassiz Professor of Zoology, and Professor of Geology at Harvard University, and is also curator for Invertebrate Paleontology at Harvard’s Museum of Comparative Zoology.

The author of 300 consecutive essays for his monthly column “This View of Life” in Natural History magazine, Gould has also penned over 20 best-selling books, and has written nearly a thousand scientific papers. In addition, he has received numerous awards including the MacArthur Foundation Prize Fellowship, the prestigious Medal of Edinburgh, and the Silver National Medalm of the Zoology Society of London.

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