Stephen Jay Gould Birthday, Date of Birth

Stephen Jay Gould

Stephen Jay Gould (; September 10, 1941 – May 20, 2002) was an American paleontologist, evolutionary biologist, and historian of science. He was also one of the most influential and widely read authors of popular science of his generation. Gould spent most of his career teaching at Harvard University and working at the American Museum of Natural History in New York. In 1996, Gould was hired as the Vincent Astor Visiting Research Professor of Biology at New York University, where he divided his time teaching there and at Harvard.

Gould's most significant contribution to evolutionary biology was the theory of punctuated equilibrium, which he developed with Niles Eldredge in 1972. The theory proposes that most evolution is characterized by long periods of evolutionary stability, which is infrequently punctuated by swift periods of branching speciation. The theory was contrasted against phyletic gradualism, the popular idea that evolutionary change is marked by a pattern of smooth and continuous change in the fossil record.

Most of Gould's empirical research was based on the land snail genera Poecilozonites and Cerion. He also made important contributions to evolutionary developmental biology, receiving broad professional recognition for his book Ontogeny and Phylogeny. In evolutionary theory he opposed strict selectionism, sociobiology as applied to humans, and evolutionary psychology. He campaigned against creationism and proposed that science and religion should be considered two distinct fields (or "non-overlapping magisteria") whose authorities do not overlap.

Gould was known by the general public mainly for his 300 popular essays in Natural History magazine, and his numerous books written for both the specialist and non-specialist. In April 2000, the US Library of Congress named him a "Living Legend".

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Birthday, Date of Birth
Wednesday, September 10, 1941
Place of Birth
Queens
Age
79
Star Sign

The September 10, 1941 was a Wednesday under the star sign of . It was the 252 day of the year. President of the United States was Franklin D. Roosevelt.

If you were born on this day, you are 79 years old. Your last birthday was on the Thursday, September 10, 2020, 178 days ago. Your next birthday is on Friday, September 10, 2021, in 186 days. You have lived for 29,033 days, or about 696,799 hours, or about 41,807,994 minutes, or about seconds.

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10th of September 1941 News

News as it appeared on the front page of the New York Times on September 10, 1941

FINNS LOOK AT NORWAY; News From Oslo Overshadows the War With Russia

Date: 11 September 1941

By Telephone to THE NEW YORK TIMES

queue, Oslo, illus

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WILLKIE DEMANDS WAR FILM REVIEW; Counsel Tells Senate Investi- gators They Should First See the 'Propaganda' Picture CLARK EXPANDS ATTACK Senator Includes Radio in His Charges of Pro-War Activi- ties on Large Scale

Date: 11 September 1941

By FREDERICK R. BARKLEYSpecial to THE NEW YORK TIMES

Frederick BARKLEYSpecial

N Miller, Natl Broadcasters Assn pres, denies charges against radio industry, hearing

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NAZI VESSEL IS HIT BY BRITISH TORPEDO; Plane Damages Supply Ship Off Norway-Calais Area Is Target of Raiders NORTHERN ITALY BOMBED R.A.F.'s Offensive Is Belittled by Germans, Who Say Foe Has Lost 1,200 Planes

Date: 11 September 1941

Brit plane torpedoes German supply ship off Norwegian southwest coast

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PEPPER JOINS ATTACK ON MOVIE INQUIRY; Senator Calls It 'Witch Hunt' -- Questions Nye's Motives

Date: 11 September 1941

Sen Pepper denounces inquiry

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Heads Dutch Troops in England

Date: 11 September 1941

Named Comdr in Chief of Netherlands forces in Eng

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Budapest Telephone Link With Berlin Is Cut Off

Date: 11 September 1941

By The Associated Press

Berlin-Budapest telephone link cut

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DIVIDEND NEWS

Date: 11 September 1941

Divd

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Advertising News and Notes

Date: 11 September 1941

agency conf, Wash; agencies consider recommending army and navy camp shows to clients

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No Official Berlin Comment

Date: 11 September 1941

By The United Press

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ENGINEERING AWARDS CONTINUE TO ADVANCE; August Total of $529,561,000 Was 4th Highest on Record

Date: 11 September 1941

Repts, Aug: Engineering News-Record

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