Even Jay Gould
, carried beyond his usual caution by these stories, ran up to New Haven and bought its telephone company, only to find out later that its earnings were less than its expenses.
Paleontologist and writer Stephen Jay Gould
muses, "Ecology [has become] a label for anything good that happens far from cities or anything that does not have synthetic chemicals in it."
The words Credit Mobilier and the name Jay Gould
conjure up images of bribery, corrupt contracts, and stock manipulations and seem to illustrate the worst of the Gilded Age.
Like Steven Jay Gould
, Johnson writes in an opinionated style, likes to debunk authority figures, and knows how to exaggerate for effect.
"Stephen Jay Gould
and the Politics of Evolution" discusses the man, widely renowned as a man of science, and his political body of work fighting for liberal causes such as gender equality, racism, and more, using science to back up his beliefs.
Yet, the late Stephen Jay Gould
wrote eloquently about Lamarck, calling him a fine scientist, and Darwin himself acknowledged Lamarck's contributions to science.
IF THE COURSE OF EVOLUTION were commanded by a superior intelligence or according to some species-centered notion of progress, humans might reasonably expect to be surrounded by the likes of Stephen Jay Gould
. Before his regrettable death in 2002, Gould was a prolific and award-winning author, a distinguished member of the National Academy of Sciences, and Harvard professor of zoology and geology for more than thirty years.
The result is a splendid book that presents the writings of six contemporary science "oracles": biologists Richard Dawkins, the late Stephen Jay Gould
, and Edward O.
Its purpose is not to convey scientific information but to transform hearts." The divines seem to be reaching for the proposed accommodation between science and religion devised by the evolutionary biologist Stephen Jay Gould
The Structure of Evolutionary Theory, by Stephen Jay Gould
. The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2002.