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Stephen Jay Gould has written on many topics. Some of the topics he has discussed most are as follows;

History Hope Learning Sad Science Society

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What does Stephen Jay Gould write about?

Stephen Jay Gould has written on many topics but he is most famous for his work about history, hope, learning, sad, science & society. People always share History quotes, Hope quotes, learning, sad, science & society from his literary works.

What are the top most famous quotes by Stephen Jay Gould?

Here are the top most famous quotes by Stephen Jay Gould.

  • With copious evidence ranging from Plato's haughtiness to Beethoven's tirades, we may conclude that the most brilliant people of history tend to be a prickly lot.
  • Few tragedies can be more extensive than the stunting of life, few injustices deeper than the denial of an opportunity to strive or even to hope, by a limit imposed from without, but falsely identified as lying within.
  • Contrary to current cynicism about past golden ages, the abstraction known as 'the intelligent layperson' does exist - in the form of millions of folks with a passionate commitment to continuous learning.
  • If I don't make it, I'll be very sad that there are things I didn't do, but I'm happy that I've done what I have.
  • In science, 'fact' can only mean 'confirmed to such a degree that it would be perverse to withhold provisional assent.' I suppose that apples might start to rise tomorrow, but the possibility does not merit equal time in physics classrooms.
  • Science is an integral part of culture. It's not this foreign thing, done by an arcane priesthood. It's one of the glories of the human intellectual tradition.
  • I love the wry motto of the Paleontological Society, meant both literally and figuratively, for hammers are the main tool of our trade: Frango ut patefaciam - I break in order to reveal.
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