Re: Reply to Phil Nicholls.

Joseph E Boxhorn (
4 Jan 1995 03:49:42 GMT

>From article <>,
by (Phillip Bigelow):


> S.J. Gould proposed his radical new
> theory on punctuated equalibrium in a peer-reviewed science journal.

Are you sure about this? My understanding is that the original proposal
made for punctuated equilibrium was in a book chapter (reference given
below) rather than a journal article. My experience has been that less
peer reviewing goes on for books than for journals. Some of Gould's
subsequent publications on punctuated equilibrium were made in peer
reviewed journals.

Eldredge, N. and S. J. Gould. 1972. Punctuated equilibria: an alternative
to phyletic gradualism. In Models in Paleontology, ed. T. J. M. Schopf,
pp. 82-115. San Francisco: Freeman, Cooper, and Co.

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