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The Paradox of Intellectual Promiscuity: Stephen Jay Gould on What Nabokov’s Butterfly Studies Reveal About the Unity of Creativity
The Paradox of Intellectual Promiscuity: Stephen Jay Gould on What Nabokov’s Butterfly Studies Reveal About the Unity of Creativity

“There is no science without fancy, and no art without facts.”

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Uncommon Genius: Stephen Jay Gould on Why Dot-Connecting Is the Key to Creativity
Uncommon Genius: Stephen Jay Gould on Why Dot-Connecting Is the Key to Creativity

“The trick to creativity, if there is a single useful thing to say about it, is to identify your own peculiar talent and then to settle down to work with it for a good long time.”

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Remembering One of the Greatest Science Writers of All Time
Remembering One of the Greatest Science Writers of All Time

From Darwin to baseball, or what Nabokov’s butterflies have to do with living the American dream.

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Stephen Jay Gould, the Greatest Science Essayist of All Time, on Evolution and Storytelling
Stephen Jay Gould, the Greatest Science Essayist of All Time, on Evolution and Storytelling

“Any decent writer writes because there’s some deep internal need to keep learning.”

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Charles Bukowski, Arthur C. Clarke, Annie Dillard, John Cage, and Others on the Meaning of Life
Charles Bukowski, Arthur C. Clarke, Annie Dillard, John Cage, and Others on the Meaning of Life

“We are here to laugh at the odds and live our lives so well that Death will tremble to take us.”

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