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The left’s fixation on the overrated Gould is dated and not adequate to the paradigm shift beyond darwinism…

May 22nd, 2017 · No Comments

http://darwiniana.com/2017/05/21/punk-eq-done-right-in-eonic-model-remeasuring-stephen-jay-gould/

Stephen J. Gould is a greatly overrated thinker whose net effect was to delay the real paradigm shift beyond darwinism. And his take on punctuated equilibrium was crippled from the start with a compromise with darwinism.

Although one has to be wary of using the term at all, a picture of what ‘punctuated equilibrium’ essentially is can be seen from the eonic effect. There is indeed a correlation with ‘revolution’, in the modern transition, but the overall phenomenon is far more complex…

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