Sunday, May 01, 2005

Famous evolutionary biologists

Ernst Mayr, deceased 3 February 2005
John Maynard Smith, deceased 19 April 2004
Douglas Falconer, deceased 23 February 2004
Stephen Jay Gould, deceased 20 May 2002
Bill Hamilton, deceased 7 March 2000

Even though I arrived in Oxford before Hamilton died, and in Edinburgh before Falconer did, I never met either of them. I did hear Stephen Jay Gould on a guest lecture in Oxford, although I'd have to admit to not being a particular fan. (Although, coming from Oxford, that is very conformist!)

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