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  • Sanders stalwarts' last stand at the DNC

    Bernie Sanders supporters after he moved to suspend the rules and nominate Hillary Clinton. (Charles Mostoller/Reuters)They lavished shouts, guilt trips, and anti-Clinton rhetoric on delegates as they entered the Wells Fargo Center.


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  • A-list celebs bring it for Hillary at the DNC

    From left, Debra Messing, Meryl Streep, Alicia Keys, and America Ferrera were among the celebs who took the stage at the DNC (Alex Wong/Getty Images) and Alicia Keys (J. Scott Applewhite/AP)Using storytelling, humor, music, and showmanship, the stars aligned for Clinton’s historic night.


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ONTOGENY AND PHYLOGENY

STEPHEN JAY GOLD

BIOGRAPHY

Stephen Jay Gould was born and raised in the community of Bayside, a neighborhood of the northeastern section of Queens in New York City. His father Leonard was a court stenographer, and his mother Eleanor was an artist whose parents were Jewish immigrants living and working in the city's Garment District.[6] When Gould was five years old his father took him to the Hall of Dinosaurs in the American Museum of Natural History, where he first encountered Tyrannosaurus rex. "I had no idea there were such things—I was awestruck," Gould once recalled.[7] It was in that moment that he decided to become a paleontologist.


Raised in a secular Jewish home, Gould did not formally practice religion and preferred to be called an agnostic. Biologist Jerry Coyne, who had Gould on his thesis committee, described him as a "diehard atheist if there ever was one.

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