David Campbell (bivalve@mailserv0.isis.unc.edu)
Mon, 20 Apr 1998 12:22:03 -0400

>> Either punctuated or gradualistic patterns could have been
>> produced by God through continuous providential work.
>> David C.
>That's what I said !
>But "punctuation" has a "hopeful monster" looking over the shoulders :-)

The examples originally cited by Gould and Eldridge were species-level
changes-a trilobite with an extra row of eyes, for example, and involved
small populations, not just a single individual. Hopeful monsters
represent larger changes by a solitary individual.

David C.