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Stephen Jay Gould dead

Famous paleontologist and evolutionary scientist Stephen Jay Gould has passed away. He was best known for his theory of punctuated equilibria (which, some say, paralleled his youthful Marxist beliefs in the impossibility of reform and the necessity for sudden revolution for change, though you won't see CNN mention that for some reason). He was also a key critic of Dawkins' "selfish gene" theory. (via VM)

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Posted by: Graham Tue May 21 13:08:39 2002

He was also a tragic fan of the Yankees baseball team, so he can't have been a terrorist either.

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