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Playing in the dirt

Curse Economist.com and their dang premium content! I will quote from their obituary for Stephen Jay Gould anyway:

[Gould's] musings led him into further conflict with orthodox neo-Darwinians, led by an equally skilful writer in the shape of Richard Dawkins — an Oxford man, and an exponent of effortless superiority if ever there was one. The rhetoric got nasty. Mr Gould's opponents referred to punctuated-equilibrium theory as evolution by jerks. He, in turn, lambasted neo-Darwinism as evolution by creeps.

That would make creationism "evolution by One Big Jerk," I suppose.

(The New York Times' obit is less incisive, but freely available. Let me know if you'd like me to email you a copy of the Economist piece....)

May 28, 2002 11:23 AM

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