Jay Gould


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Jay Gould

A successful American banker and one of the so-called "robber barons." After starting in his father's hardware store, he moved into the lumber business and banking. He became very wealthy and was, along with James Fisk, responsible for the gold buying spree that led to a price crash after the Civil War (it is called the Gould-Fisk scandal). He came to control 15% of American railroad tracks, though a failed attempt to kidnap an investor ensured that he never acquired the Erie Railroad. He was known for opposing unionization among his employees, sometimes violently. Gould lived from 1836 to 1892.
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Jay Gould have proposed other ways for explaining the phenomena of the multiplicity of life forms on earth, departing from classical Darwinism but still calling it evolution although what they propose is based on a different understanding of this term.
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Stephen Jay Gould, La estructura de la teoria de la evolucion, traduccion de Ambrosio Garcia Leal, Barcelona, Tusquets, 2004, 1,426 pp.
Bryson, best known for his bestselling travel books, now joins a distinguished list of previous Aventis winners which includes scientists Stephen Hawking and Stephen Jay Gould.
What made reading Stephen Jay Gould such a guilty pleasure ["The Man Who Knew Too Much," David Quammen, Reviews, June] was his shameless reinterpretation of other people's research in ways that furthered his own theories.
In spring 2002, Cathryn McElroy Anders, assistant director of Lyndhurst (the home of railroad banker Jay Gould near Tarrytown, New York) indicated that this historic site administered by the National Trust for Historic Preservation was preparing to sell Jay Gould's personal rare book library.
A man does not attain the status of Galileo merely because he is persecuted; he might also be right - Stephen Jay Gould
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When, in May of 2002, Stephen Jay Gould died at age sixty, a torrent of eulogy issued from the presses.