Stephen Jay Gould (1941–2002)

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Born in New York City in 1941, Stephen Jay Gould received his B.A. from Antioch College in New York in 1963 and a Ph.D. in paleontology from Columbia University in 1967. Gould spent most of his career as a professor at Harvard University and curator of invertebrate paleontology at Harvard's Museum mehr anzeigen of Comparative Zoology. His research was mainly in the evolution and speciation of land snails. Gould was a leading proponent of the theory of punctuated equilibrium. This theory holds that few evolutionary changes occur among organisms over long periods of time, and then a brief period of rapid changes occurs before another long, stable period of equilibrium sets in. Gould also made significant contributions to the field of evolutionary developmental biology, most notably in his work, Ontogeny and Phylogeny. An outspoken advocate of the scientific outlook, Gould had been a vigorous defender of evolution against its creation-science opponents in popular magazines focusing on science. He wrote a column for Natural History and has produced a remarkable series of books that display the excitement of science for the layperson. Among his many awards and honors, Gould won the National Book Award and the National Book Critics Circle Award. His titles include; Ever Since Darwin, The Panda's Thumb, Hen's Teeth and Horse's Toes, Time's Arrow, Time's Cycle, Wonderful Life: The Burgess Shale and the Nature of History, The Structure of Evolutionary Theory and Full House: The Spread of Excellence from Plato to Darwin. Stephen Jay Gould died on May 20, 2002, following his second bout with cancer. (Bowker Author Biography) weniger anzeigen
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Ontogeny and Phylogeny (1977) 362 Exemplare
Das Buch des Lebens (1993) 349 Exemplare
Das Ende der Zeiten (1998) 295 Exemplare
The Best American Essays 2002 (2002) — Herausgeber; Einführung — 223 Exemplare
Adam's Navel (1993) 136 Exemplare
Punctuated Equilibrium (2007) 107 Exemplare
Illuminations: A Bestiary (1986) 59 Exemplare
Alexis Rockman (2004) 16 Exemplare
Evolution & Extinction: Essays (1998) 13 Exemplare
Gould. Obra Esencial (2003) 6 Exemplare
Stephen Jay Gould on Evolution (1994) 4 Exemplare
Il millennio che non c'è (1999) 4 Exemplare
"Curveball" 3 Exemplare
A Wiccan Reader, Vol. 1 (2010) 3 Exemplare
Uomini e fossili 3 Exemplare
I pilastri del tempo (2000) 2 Exemplare
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America Revisited 1 Exemplar
Galileo Galilei 1 Exemplar
Selected Writings 1 Exemplar
various books 1 Exemplar
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Abgrund (1993) — Erzähler, einige Ausgaben8,405 Exemplare
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Eight Men Out: The Black Sox and the 1919 World Series (1963) — Einführung, einige Ausgaben763 Exemplare
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Baseball: A Literary Anthology (2002) — Mitwirkender — 337 Exemplare
Man's Place in Nature (1863) — Einführung, einige Ausgaben249 Exemplare
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Fossils: The Evolution and Extinction of Species (1991) — Einführung — 123 Exemplare
The Best American Essays 1990 (1990) — Mitwirkender — 119 Exemplare
The Simpsons: Season 9 (2014) — Guest star — 96 Exemplare
Athanasius Kircher: the Last Man Who Knew Everything (2004) — Mitwirkender, einige Ausgaben94 Exemplare
Granta 16: Science (1985) — Mitwirkender — 82 Exemplare
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The Art of National Geographic (1999) — Vorwort — 65 Exemplare
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Gebräuchlichste Namensform
Gould, Stephen Jay
Rechtmäßiger Name
Gould, Stephen Jay
New York, New York, USA
New York, New York, USA
metastatic adenocarcinoma
New York, New York, USA
Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
Antioch College (BA|1963)
Columbia University (Ph.D|1967)
Shearer, Rhonda Roland (2nd wife)
Harvard University
American Museum of Natural History
Paleontological Society
Society for the Study of Evolution
Museum of Comparative Zoology
Preise und Auszeichnungen
Library of Congress "Living Legends Award" for scientists and inventors"
Humanist of the Year (2001)
MacArthur Fellowship (1981)
Linnean Medal (1992)
Darwin-Wallace Medal (2008)
Paleontological Society Medal (2002) (Zeige alle 19)
Golden Plate Award (1982)
Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science (1983)
National Academy of Sciences (1989)
American Academy of Arts and Sciences (1983)
St. Louis Literary Award (1994)
Sue Tyler Friedman Medal (1989)
Charles Schuchert Award (1975)
Phi Beta Kappa Award in Science (1983, 1990)
National Book Award (1981)
National Book Critics Circle Award (1981)
In Praise of Reason Award (1986)
The Isaac Asimov Award (1995)
The Pantheon of Skeptics (2011)
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This is the author page for Stephen Jay Gould. For the mystery writer, please see Stephen Gould. If you have books by the scientist listed as by "Stephen Gould", please consider editing the author field to include his full name. Thank you.



"The need for analysis is timeless because the errors of biological determinism are so deep and insidious, and because the argument appeals to the worst manifestations of our common nature."

Gould revised, updated, and expanded his original collection to directly take on The Bell Curve, one of the most onerous and egregious use of falsified information published under the name of science in recent memory. Gould uses his expertise and candor to refute the horse pucky of Murray and Herrnstein. The book wouldn't deserve my mention in a review except that, unlike Gould hopes, The Bell Curve has not faded into memory. Instead, thanks to Sam Harris and other "New Atheists," the book got a revival and has taken on new life. So, it seems, that Gould's book should be required reading. We live in a terrible time, when the lies of race science are somehow beginning to take a main stage again. There will likely never be time when books like Gould's are not needed.… (mehr)
IriDas | 17 weitere Rezensionen | Jun 4, 2024 |
Engaging, thoughtful and accessible essays on evolution and more.
sfj2 | 20 weitere Rezensionen | May 21, 2024 |
An optional text for undergrad students on my course Science: History and Culture. Gould was a lucid, thoughtful writer whose enthusiasm for his subjects was contagious.
sfj2 | 25 weitere Rezensionen | May 21, 2024 |
davidrgrigg | Mar 23, 2024 |



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