Stephen Jay Gould Research Paper

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Stephen Jay Gould was a paleontologist and evolutionary biologist he was also an accomplished writer and civil rights activist. Gould was born in Bayside New York in 1941. He was raised in a Jewish family although he never practiced the jewish faith. Stephen Gould identifies as agnostic and has been quoted as saying “If you absolutely forced me to bet on the existence of a conventional anthropomorphic deity, of course I 'd bet no. But, basically, Huxley was right when he said that agnosticism is the only honorable position because we really cannot know. And that 's right. I 'd be real surprised if there turned out to be a conventional God” .Gould was very active in the civil rights movement in the 1960s. He was a big supporter of antiracism and antisexism. He was also a big supporter of…show more content…
Gould was known for his over three hundred essays that he wrote in his lifetime. Stephen Jay Gould is one of the most cited biologists of all time one of his papers was cited more than two thousand times The first time Gould knew he wanted to be a paleontologist was when he went to the museum with his dad and saw a Tyrannosaurus Rex He went to Antioch University and graduated in 1963 with a…show more content…
According to Gould 's theory evolution has a very quick periods of change and long periods of stability. Gould was inspired by Charles Darwin 's theory of evolution. The theory of evolution was the basis of all the research Gould did. Many people just brushed Gould 's theory as just “neo-darwinism”. Gould was also an activist against sociobiology he thought that evolution could not possibly affect social issues. Little was known about evolutionary equilibrium and the term was coined by Stephen Jay Gould and Niles Eldredge. Gould did most of his research on snails. He looked at how their bodies were both round like a ball and long and cone shaped like a funnel. Gould thought that they would hold the key to evolutionary form and

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