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The Panda's Thumb: More Reflections in Natural History, The Flamingo's Smile: Reflections in Natural History, Hen's Teeth and Horse's Toes: Further Reflections in Natural History, Full House: The Spread of Excellence from Plato to Darwin, Wonderful Life: The Burgess Shale and the Nature of History, The Mismeasure of Man, Ever Since Darwin: Reflections in Natural History, Bully for Brontosaurus: Reflections in Natural History, The Structure of Evolutionary Theory, Dinosaur in a Haystack
Ever Since Darwin Stephen Jay Gould s first book has sold more than a quarter of a million copies Like all succeeding collections by this unique writer it brings the art of the scientific essay to unparalleled heights, Evolutionary biologist and paleontologist Stephen Jay Gould has perfected the art of the essay in this brilliant new collection These thirty four essays most originally published in Natural History magazine exemplify the keen insight with which Dr Gould observes the natural world and convey the infectious enthusiasm for fossils and evolutionary theory that has made his books award winning national best sellers In his latest musings on evolution and other natural phenomena Gould reveals the uncanny interconnections among distinctly human creations museums literature music politics and culture encompassing a delightfully wide range of topics from giant fossils fads and fungus to baseball beeswax and blaauwbocks from a humanistic look at Mary Shelley s Frankenstein and Erasmus Darwin s poetry to the fallacies of eugenics and creationism and the moral imperatives of thinking people to meet the ethical challenges that pseudo science presents, The world s most revered and eloquent interpreter of evolutionary ideas offers here a work of explanatory force unprecedented in our time a landmark publication both for its historical sweep and for its scientific vision br br With characteristic attention to detail Stephen Jay Gould first describes the content and discusses the history and origins of the three core commitments of classical Darwinism that natural selection works on organisms not genes or species that it is almost exclusively the mechanism of adaptive evolutionary change and that these changes are incremental not drastic Next he examines the three critiques that currently challenge this classic Darwinian edifice that selection operates on multiple levels from the gene to the group that evolution proceeds by a variety of mechanisms not just natural selection and that causes operating at broader scales including catastrophes have figured prominently in the course of evolution br br Then in a stunning i tour de force i that will likely stimulate discussion and debate for decades Gould proposes his own system for integrating these classical commitments and contemporary critiques into a new structure of evolutionary thought br br In the Library of Congress named Stephen Jay Gould one of America s eighty three Living Legends people who embody the quintessentially American ideal of individual creativity conviction dedication and exuberance Each of these qualities finds full expression in this peerless work the likes of which the scientific world has not seen and may not see again for well over a century, b The definitive refutation to the argument of The Bell Curve b br br How smart are you If that question doesn t spark a dozen more questions in your mind like What do you mean by smart How do I measure it and Who s asking then i The Mismeasure of Man i Stephen Jay Gould s masterful demolition of the IQ industry should be required reading Gould s brilliant funny engaging prose dissects the motivations behind those who would judge intelligence and hence worth by cranial size convolutions or score on extremely narrow tests How did scientists decide that intelligence was unipolar and quantifiable Why did the standard keep changing over time Gould s answer is clear and simple power maintains itself European men of the th century even before Darwin saw themselves as the pinnacle of creation and sought to prove this assertion through hard measurement When one measure was found to place members of some inferior group such as women or Southeast Asians over the supposedly rightful champions it would be discarded and replaced with a new more comfortable measure The th century obsession with numbers led to the institutionalization of IQ testing and subsequent assignment to work and rewards commensurate with the score shown by Gould to be not simply misguided for surely intelligence is multifactorial but also regressive creating a feedback loop rewarding the rich and powerful The revised edition includes a scathing critique of Herrnstein and Murray s i The Bell Curve i taking them to task for rehashing old arguments to exploit a new political wave of uncaring belt tightening It might not make you any smarter but i The Mismeasure of Man i will certainly make you think Rob Lightner