Re: Gould, S. J.

Danny Yee (danny@STAFF.CS.SU.OZ.AU)
Wed, 7 Dec 1994 16:42:10 +1000

> he's wonderful in lots of ways. "The Median is not the Message" is an
> essay that shows how much more meaningful Joe DiMaggio's 1941 hitting
> streak was than merely hitting 61 home runs in a given year; "The Panda's
> Thumb" gets invoked against notions that creation reveals an intelligent
> creator; etc. *The Measure of Man* concerns intelligence testing; I
> haven't looked in the Herrnstein-Murray book to see if they even
> acknowledge its existence.

All of Gould's stuff is worth reading, but in my opinion the two best
things he ever wrote were the paper "The Spandrels of San Marco" (with
Richard Lewontin) and _Phylogeny and Ontogeny_.

Danny Yee.