Just asking. I had a whole explanation about what brought me to wonder about this, but you don’t really care, so I’ll skip it. Between three and eight of you would’ve found the back-story interesting. No matter, the other 27 wouldn’t have.
Cutting to the chase then: the Scienceblogs readers and other bloggers, especially of course the dominant strain of evolution/Darwin folks, must have some opinions. A gifted author, a popularizer, a baseball fan, a Simpsons guest, an evolutionary biologist, a good friend of one of my doctoral committee members, a visible light in the world of biology and public understanding, this S.J. Gould.
What do the other bloggers and readers here think of Gould, his work, his contributions, and his legacy? How does he fare in these parts?