Re: Is science "predictive"?

Michael Thomas Carson (mcarson@HAWAII.EDU)
Thu, 7 Sep 1995 15:48:22 -1000

On Thu, 7 Sep 1995, Ruby Rohrlich wrote:

> Steven Jay Gould has a very large audience because it includes many women
> because he is definitely not sexist. Ruby

I think S.J. Gould has a large audience for these reasons among others.
In general, his writing is wonderful. He's very objective and clear with
what he writes. I don't think anyone can find any sexism, racism, or any
other "ism" in his writings. Further, he talks about issues which are
important to everybody, regardless of profession or scholarly interest
(or lack of scholarly interest). Finally, S.J. Gould is just a good
writer - very engaging and easy to understand. (At least I -think- he's
easy to understand).

- Mike Carson