A giant passes

Stephen Jay Gould died today. To call him just a paleontologist doesn’t do him justice. And despite the fact that he was a Yankees fan, he was probably my favorite science writer. He was one of the first to really bring science alive for me (and countless other lay people). Had I not gotten side-tracked, I would have likely gone into science as a profession mainly because of his influence. You should read at least one of his books before you pass.