Developing story: Steve Gould's friend says Gould would never have signed NCSE's "Steve" list

From: Denyse O'Leary <>
Date: Tue Oct 25 2005 - 10:18:52 EDT

Yesterday, I blogged on the fact that a friend of the late Stephen Jay Gould
now says that Gould would never have signed the celebrated Steve list - a
list of scientists named Steve who oppose creationism (and, presumably,
intelligent design theory?).

Eugenie Scott, well-known lobbyist at Darwin lobby National Center for
Science Education, has replied to my query as follows:

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I'm trying to figure out how the parody "Project Steve" is making claims
about the creative abilities of natural selection.... I think Steve would
have gotten a chuckle out of it. He certainly did not support the
creationists, either of the traditional form of the nouveau ID variety.

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Scott seems determined to miss the point - and you really can't blame her,
as the scandal develops. Essentially,



Cheers, Denyse
[Prediction: Structuralism - the view of the much-maligned Richard
Sternberg, as well as of Gould - will become a bigger player in the future
in the origins debates. It won't be Gould's friends' fault if it doesn't. -

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Controversy On the Origins of Life in the Universe (Augsburg Fortress, 2004)
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