Welcome to European Tribune. It's gone a bit quiet around here these days, but it's still going.
As it happens, my daughter, first year university, has been given to read The Mismeasure of Man (1981). I'd forgotten or perhaps was never fully aware of status quo controversy Gould dislodged until I went searching yesterday. In hindsight it's interesting that Bernal found a publisher shortly after that.

Here are two obits.

Natural History | Remembering Stephen Jay Gould
Scientific American | Defending Stephen Jay Gould's Crusade against Biological Determinism (with an odd nod to John Hawks)

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Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Wed Nov 8th, 2017 at 06:23:57 PM EST
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For years, starting in the mid '70s, I subscribed to Natural History magazine, largely just for Stephen Gould's "This View of Life" column.

"It is not necessary to have hope in order to persevere."
by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Thu Nov 9th, 2017 at 04:17:19 PM EST
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