Bermuda's land snails were the basis of research by the late Stephen Jay Gould
, a prominent Harvard University paleontologist, who, as a graduate student, completed his doctorate on them.
In his Introduction to "Eight Men Out," Stephen Jay Gould
wrote that if baseball's appeal lies in its history and mythology, "then the Black Sox scandal represents a pivotal moment ...
It sounds odd but after a lifetime of studying fish, the biologist Stephen Jay Gould
concluded that there was no such thing as a fish.
Francis Crick, Bryson said, suggested that the earth was "deliberately seeded with life by intelligent aliens." Stephen Jay Gould
stated that "Life, arising as soon as it could, was chemically destined to be." Bryon explains that turning monomers into polymers involves what is known to biology as dehydration linkages:
Science historian Stephen Jay Gould
wrote, "The Velikovsky affair raises what is perhaps the most disturbing question about the public impact of science.
Stephen Jay Gould
, for example, suggested that religion and science occupy "nonoverlapping magisteria" which
'When people learn no tools of judgment and merely follow their hopes,' Stephen Jay Gould
observed, 'the seeds of political manipulation are sown.' Thus, the politicians (big men with small characters) engage in their endless chicanery.
The late Stephen Jay Gould
and other paleontologists have considered this image misleading, as it implies progress and purpose.
I particularly recall excellent articles on Kurt Vonnegut, Stephen Jay Gould
, and Rebecca Goldstein.
The article reminded Lillian Greeley of an experience with evolutionary biologist Stephen Jay Gould
. "During the '80s, he would have open office hours on Friday afternoon from 12 to 3 p.m.
McMahon thus sides unapologetically with a historical perspective that limits genius to the creation of new ideas and discards the notion of bricolage long acknowledged by anthropologists and evolutionary biologists, such as Levin Strauss, Francois Jacob, and Stephen Jay Gould
, who contend that true innovation arises less from a blank slate than from a tinkering and recycling of existing ideas.