The following is a personality profile of Stephen Jay Gould based on his work.
Stephen Jay Gould is shrewd and skeptical.
He is empathetic, he feels what others feel and is compassionate towards them. He is philosophical as well: he is open to and intrigued by new ideas and loves to explore them. But, Stephen Jay Gould is also imaginative: he has a wild imagination.
More than most people, his choices are driven by a desire for discovery.
He is also relatively unconcerned with tradition: he cares more about making his own path than following what others have done. Considers helping others to guide a large part of what he does: he thinks it is important to take care of the people around him.
Harvard published this just prior to Gould's untimely (and anticipated) death--nice for Gould to se his big book in print, but does it have a place? While writing his popular (justifiably so) books, ... Read More
Full House: The Spread of Excellence from Plato to Darwin
The investigation of the Burgess Shale fossils is presented as an unfolding mystery (and a riveting one it is), ultimately upending the way science has understood evolution. Professor Gould writes ... Read More