Tuesday, January 15, 2008

The Spandrels of San Marco

http://www.jstor.org/view/00804649/ap000320/00a00110/0

Figured it had to do with a lot of the stuff we've been talking about, or at least stuff we will talk about. Even if I'm wrong its a good read (and you can download the full pdf, its easier than reading from the jstor website).

1 comment:

John Latto said...

Good recommendation. This is one of those classic papers that all biologists should read. Stephen Jay Gould was an exceptional writer and almost all of his books are well worth reading. A great many of them are collections of articles from popular magazines and so make good books to dip into. Few scientists are recognizable enough to make it onto the Simpsons but Gould made at least two appearances.