Definition of Gould, Stephen Jay in English:

Gould, Stephen Jay

proper noun

  • (1941–2002), US paleontologist. A noted popularizer of science, he studied modifications of Darwinian evolutionary theory, proposed the concept of punctuated equilibrium, and wrote on the social context of scientific theory. Notable works: "Ever Since Darwin" (1977), "Bully for Brontosaurus" (1992), "The Lying Stones of Marrakesh: Penultimate Reflections in Natural History" (2000), and "The Structure of Evolutionary Theory" (2002)


Gould, Stephen Jay