Tuesday, May 21, 2002


--- TWMKLADD@....wrote:
> Another great one is gone. Lost to cancer. If we
> could keep these geniuses
> alive a little longer we would be in better shape.
> Science has lost a hero
> today.
> twL
>

Date: Tue, 21 May 2002 11:11:01 -0700 (PDT)
From: "scott james"
Subject: Re: Gould dies
To: TWMKLADD@....

I heard him lecture at FermiLab a few years ago. He
sounded more like a rabbi than a scientist, obviously
in love with the idea that he could see statistics,
evolution, and baseball all as examples of similar
principles and move between them effortlessly.

But he was a physicalist and materialist, as all
contemporary normative scientists must be. And on
those grounds he was not really part of the cultural
solution I envision.

sz


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