Stephen Jay Gould Biography, Age, Weight, Height, Friend, Like, Affairs, Favourite, Birthdate & Other

Stephen Jay Gould

This Biography is about one of the best Geologist Stephen Jay Gould including his Height, weight, Age & Other Detail…

Biography Of Stephen Jay Gould
Real NameStephen Jay Gould
ProfessionPaleontologists, Geologists
Personal life of Stephen Jay Gould
Born on10 September 1941
Birthday10th September
Died At Age60
Sun SignVirgo
Born inBayside, New York, United States
Died on20 May 2002
Place of deathManhattan, New York, United States
Family Background of Stephen Jay Gould
FatherLeonard Gould
Motherleanor Gould
Spouses/PartnersRhonda Roland Shearer (m. 1995-2002), Deborah Lee (m. 1965-1995)
ChildrenJesse, Ethan, Jade, London Allen
Awards2008 – Linnean Society of London’s Darwin Wallace Medal 2002 – Paleontological Society Medal 1975 – Charles Schuchert Award

1983 1990 – Phi Beta Kappa Award in Science – MacArthur Fellowship – National Book Award – National Book Critics Circle Award

Personal Fact of Stephen Jay Gould

Stephen Jay Gould was a famous paleontologist widely recognized for his contributions to evolutionary theory and history of science. A prolific writer, he had authored over 20 best selling books and written 300 essays for his monthly column, This View of Life in Natural History magazine. He was one of the most widely read writers of popular science of his generation and a professor who had spent many years teaching at the Harvard University; he also taught biology and evolution at the New York University.

He worked as a curator at the American Museum of Natural History. His fascination with fossils and prehistoric life started from the time when as a five-year old he saw the skeleton of Tyrannosaurus rex at a museum. Awestricken at the sight of the gigantic skeleton, he decided that he wanted to study prehistoric life when he grew up. He is best remembered for the theory of punctuated equilibrium which he developed with Niles Eldredge.

This theory proposed that most species go through long periods of evolutionary stability punctuated by rare evolutionary changes. His contributions to the field of evolutionary developmental biology were also very significant. The author of thousands of scientific papers, he is one of the most frequently cited scientists in the field of evolutionary theory.

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