Tomorrow, September 10 will be the birthday of award winning author Stephen Jay Gould (September 10, 1941 – May 20, 2002) (Unofficial Site). A scholar as well as an author, Mr. Gould won many awards for his work.
1 ) Besides being an author, Mr. Gould was a paleontologist, historian of science and an evolutionary biologist.
4 ) Some of Mr. Gould’s books are collections of his Natural History magazine essays, he also penned over 20 bestselling books.
5 ) Mr. Gould was featured on the cover of Newsweek, and appeared as a character in an episode of The Simpsons.
6 ) Mr. Gould collected rare antiquarian books.
8 ) Some of the literary prizes awarded to Mr. Gould were the MacArthur Foundation Prize Fellowship, the prestigious Medal of Edinburgh, the Silver National Medal of the Zoology Society of London,the National Book and National Book Critics Circle Awards and a MacArthur Fellowship.
9 ) Not one to step away from controversies, Mr. Gould appeared before Congressional committees on environmental issues and as a witness in the Arkansas Scopes II trial.
10) Robert Wright wrote in The New Repulic: “The acclaim for Stephen Jay Gould is just shy of being universal . . . He is, after all, America’s evolutionist laureate.”. That was the beginning to … an attack on one of Mr. Gould’s books!
Zohar – Man of la Book
- Nemo Gould’s Homunculus Sculpture (video) (makezine.com)
- Worldnutdaily Columnist Waxes Stupid on Evolution [Dispatches from the Creation Wars] (scienceblogs.com)
- American Anti-intellectualism Is Scientific: (brothersjuddblog.com)
- Gould’s skulls: Is bias inevitable in science? (newscientist.com)