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The Mismeasure of Man
TLDR
In this edition Dr. Gould has written a substantial new introduction telling how and why he wrote the book and tracing the subsequent history of the controversy on innateness right through The Bell Curve.
The spandrels of San Marco and the Panglossian paradigm: a critique of the adaptationist programme
TLDR
The adaptationist programme is faulted for its failure to distinguish current utility from reasons for origin, and Darwin’s own pluralistic approach to identifying the agents of evolutionary change is supported.
Size and shape in ontogeny and phylogeny
TLDR
A quantitative method for describing how heterochronic changes in ontogeny relate to phyletic trends is presented, and a greatly simplified and logical scheme of classification is obtained that will be particularly useful in studying the data of paleontology and comparative morphology.
Wonderful Life: The Burgess Shale and the Nature of History
High in the Canadian Rockies is a small limestone quarry formed 530 million years ago called the Burgess Shale. It hold the remains of an ancient sea where dozens of strange creatures lived-a
Consumers' Perceptions of the Ethics and Acceptability of Product Placements in Movies: Product Category and Individual Differences
Abstract Product placement in movies is an important emerging area of marketing and advertising communications, but it also raises controversial ethical issues. In order to investigate these issues
Allometry in primates, with emphasis on scaling and the evolution of the brain.
  • S. Gould
  • Biology
    Contributions to primatology
  • 1975
TLDR
Three methods recently used in bivariate allometry are discussed: RADINSKY'S foramen magnum criterion; Jerison's minimum convex polygons and cephalization quotients; and the indices of progression in comparison with 'basal' insectivores' of BAUCHOT, Stephan and their colleagues.
Product Placements in Movies: A Cross-Cultural Analysis of Austrian, French and American Consumers' Attitudes toward This Emerging, International Promotional Medium
Abstract This paper reports on a cross-cultural study which tests the robustness of the approach developed by Gupta and Gould (1997) concerning use of product placements in movies. Using their
Exaptation: A Crucial Tool for an Evolutionary Psychology
  • S. Gould
  • Psychology, Biology
  • 1 October 1991
TLDR
It is argued that exaptation overcomes the fallacy of human sociobiology, helps to understand the major patterns of flexibility and contingency in life's history, revises the roles of structure and function in evolutionary theory, and serves as a centerpiece for grasping the origin and meaning of brain size in human evolution.
Dollo on Dollo's law: Irreversibility and the status of evolutionary laws
  • S. Gould
  • History
    Journal of the history of biology
  • 1970
TLDR
Dollo's law has fallen into disrepute along with the entire enterprise that sought to abstract historical laws from the phenomena of phylogeny and I find this unfortunate for two reasons.
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