Stephen Jay Gould Further Reading - Essay

Further Reading

(Contemporary Literary Criticism)

CRITICISM

Bass, Rick. “Survival of the Luckiest.” Chicago Tribune Books, (22 October 1989): 1.

Bass summarizes Gould's key arguments in Wonderful Life.

Haq, S. Nomanul. “Thou Shalt Not Mix Religion and Science.” Nature 400, no. 6747 (26 August 1999): 830-31.

Haq presents the objections of both scientists and religious theologians to Gould's NOMA theory as discussed in Rocks of Ages.

Osman, Tony. “O Lucky Man.” Spectator 265, no. 8461 (8 September 1990): 31-2.

Osman evaluates the strengths and weaknesses of Wonderful Life.

Owens, Brad. “Beyond Biology.” Christian Science Monitor 71, no. 149 (27 June 1979): 19.

Owens praises Gould's ability to communicate complex scientific ideas in Ever since Darwin.

Ravitch, Diane. “IQ.” Commentary 73, no. 2 (February 1982): 66-70.

Ravitch argues that Gould's views in The Mismeasure of Man—concerning the alleged misuse of mental testing results—are true enough, but they do not solely explain why immigration policies were enacted soon after the turn of the twentieth century, or why people respond to events like the Holocaust in a particular way.

Watson, Richard A. “Three Biologists and Religion.” Quarterly Review of Biology 75, no. 2 (2000): 159-65.

Watson finds Gould's NOMA theory lacking in Rocks of Ages and criticizes Gould for limiting his discussion to Christian religions.

Additional coverage of Gould's life and career is contained in the following sources published by the Gale Group: Authors and Artists for Young Adults, Vol. 26; Bestsellers, Vol. 90:2; Contemporary Authors, Vols. 77-80; Contemporary Authors New Revision Series, Vols. 10, 27, 56, 75; Contemporary Popular Writers; Literature Resource Center; and Major 20th-Century Writers, Eds. 1, 2.