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Stephen Jay Gould

  • Evolutionist
  • Proponent of theory of “punctuated equilibria” (formulated with his colleague Niles Eldredge)
  • Paleontologist and evolutionary biologist
  • Undergraduate degree in geology, Antioch College, 1963
  • Ph.D. in paleontology, Columbia University, 1967
  • Field studies on fossil mollusks and snails found in Bermuda
  • Professor of Geology and Zoology at Harvard University
  • Alexander Agassiz Professor of Zoology and Professor of Geology at Harvard University
  • Curator of Invertebrate Paleontology in the Harvard Museum of Comparative Zoology
  • Adjunct member of the Department of the History of Science
  • Has been Vincent Astor Visiting Research Professor of Biology at New York University
  • Author of various books, including: Ontogeny and Phylogeny (1977) on theory of recapitulation / The Mismeasure of Man (1981) (history of biological determination of intelligence) / Bully for Brontosaurus: Reflections in Natural History / Dinosaur in a Haystack / etc.
  • Author of a series of titled “This View of Life” written for Natural History magazine, American Museum of Natural History
  • Member of the advisory board of NOVA, a PBS science program, NOVA, since 1980
  • Member of the advisory board of the Children's TV Workshop, 1978 to 1981
  • Member of the National Academy of Sciences
  • Served as president of the American Society of Naturalists, the Paleontological Society, and the Society for the Study of Evolution
  • President-elect of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (1998)
  • Deceased (May 20, 2002)
  • Born 1941, New York City