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February 18, 2002

Stephen J. Gould to lecture at U of G wednesday

Renowned U.S. scientist Stephen Jay Gould will present a free public lecture at the University of Guelph Feb. 20 at 5 p.m. in MacNaughton Room 113. All are welcome.

Gould will speak on "Homosapiens as an Entity, Not a Tendency." His lecture is sponsored by Guelph's Department of Psychology and the Guelph chapter of Sigma Xi. Gould, a Harvard University zoology professor and one of America's pre-eminent scientists, is receiving an honorary doctor of science degree at 2:30 p.m. the same day during winter convocation.

Gould is best known for shaping crucial debates on the theory of evolution and the interpretation of fossil evidence. He is the author of 20 books and hundreds of essays, reviews and articles, and is one of the most popular and well-known writers and lecturers on scientific topics. He also serves as president of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and is a member of numerous other scientific societies and organizations.

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