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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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