RESOURCES: This View of Gould

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Science  27 Oct 2006:
Vol. 314, Issue 5799, pp. 571
DOI: 10.1126/science.314.5799.571d

As an essayist, Stephen Jay Gould (1941–2002) elegantly elucidated the intricacies of evolutionary theory while citing everyone from Darwin to Joe DiMaggio. As a scientist, he was one of the originators of the punctuated equilibria hypothesis, which states that evolution runs in fits and starts, not smoothly. To sample Gould's oeuvre and bone up on evolutionary thinking, click over to the Unofficial Stephen Jay Gould Archive, hosted by undergraduate Miguel Chavez of Yuba College in California. The site's library brims with writings by Gould and others that tackle some of his favorite subjects, including the levels at which natural selection acts, creationism, and the controversy over intelligence testing and heredity. The multimedia section houses audio interviews with Gould and numerous other evolutionary bigwigs. You'll also find reviews of Gould's works and links to full-text versions of some of his books.

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