Monday, June 2, 2014

Daily Dose

From An Urchin in the Storm: Essays About Books and Ideas, by Stephen Jay Gould


"Great achievements often wipe out public memory and restart a scientist's professional clock.  Darwin, for example, pursued a successful career as a geologist before he published a word on the origin of the species, but how many of his admirers and denigrators know he solved the problem of the origin of coral atolls?"

From Triumph of a Naturalist

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