The Gorbachev of Darwinism

Johnson, Phillip E.
January 1998
First Things: A Monthly Journal of Religion & Public Life;Jan1998, Issue 79, p14
Describes how book critic Stephen Jay Gould viewed the works of several Darwinist writers. Perception of Gould on the writers; Refusal of Gould to take notice of the pan-selectionist affirmations and quotes of English naturalist Charles Darwin; Accusation laid out by Gould regarding natural selection.


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