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Stephen Jay Gould

Read through the most famous quotes from Stephen Jay Gould

I am, somehow, less interested in the weight and convolutions of Einstein’s brain than in the near certainty that people of equal talent have lived and died in cotton fields and sweatshops.

— Stephen Jay Gould


Skepticism is the agent of reason against organized irrationalism--and is therefore one of the keys to human social and civic decency.

— Stephen Jay Gould

#science #science

Science is not a heartless pursuit of objective information; it is a creative human activity.

— Stephen Jay Gould


Obsolescence is a fate devoutly to be wished, lest science stagnate and die.

— Stephen Jay Gould

#evolution #radical-science #science

A lot of scientists hate writing. Most scientists love being in the lab and doing the work and when the work is done, they are finished.

— Stephen Jay Gould

#doing #done #finished #hate #lab

All evolutionary biologists know that variation itself is nature's only irreducible essence... I had to place myself amidst the variation.

— Stephen Jay Gould

#biologists #essence #evolutionary #had #i

We pass through this world but once.

— Stephen Jay Gould

#pass #through #world

Evolution is a process of constant branching and expansion.

— Stephen Jay Gould

#evolution #expansion #process

Nothing is more dangerous than a dogmatic worldview - nothing more constraining, more blinding to innovation, more destructive of openness to novelty.

— Stephen Jay Gould

#constraining #dangerous #destructive #dogmatic #innovation

Death is the ultimate enemy - and I find nothing reproachable in those who rage mightily against the dying of the light.

— Stephen Jay Gould

#death #dying #enemy #find #i

About Stephen Jay Gould

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Examples include the "masculinized genitalia in female hyenas exaptive use of an umbilicus as a brooding chamber by snails the shoulder hump of the giant Irish deer and several key features of human mentality. Marriage and family
Gould was married twice. Technical work on land snails
Most of Gould's empirical research pertained to land snails.

Most of Gould's empirical research was based on the land snail genera Poecilozonites and Cerion. Many of Gould's essays for the magazine Natural History were reprinted in collections such as Ever Since Darwin and The Panda's Thumb. He also contributed to evolutionary developmental biology and has received wide praise for his book Ontogeny and Phylogeny.

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