Bully For Brontosaurus

Oh dear.

Steven Jay Gould, dead at 60 (my only complaint about this story is that it doesn't put "creation scientists" in quotes, the way it should be). Whatever the controversies he stirred up as a serious evolutionary scientist (it's a rather lengthy debate that few are qualified to judge), he was a first-class champion of rationality and the best popular (popular, as in "suited to the means of the majority", rather than popular as in "commonly liked or approved") science writer of his generation. He will be missed. I suspect the scientists who crossed swords with him will also feel his loss.