Eight Little Piggies

BY STEPHEN JAY GOULD IN
NORTON

EVER SINCE DARWIN

Reflections in Natural History

THE PANDA’S THUMB

More Reflections in Natural History

THE MISMEASURE OF MAN

HEN’S TEETH AND HORSE’S TOES

Further Reflections in Natural History

THE FLAMINGO’S SMILE

Reflections in Natural History

AN URCHIN IN THE STORM

Essays about Books and Ideas

ILLUMINATIONS

A Bestiary (with R. W. Purcell)

WONDERFUL LIFE

The Burgess Shale and the Nature of History

BULLY FOR BRONTOSAURUS

Reflections in Natural History

FINDERS, KEEPERS

Treasures and Oddities of Natural History Collectors (with R. W.

Purcell)

Eight Little Piggies

Reflections in Natural History

Stephen Jay Gould

W. W. NORTON & COMPANY
NEW YORK LONDON

Copyright © 1993 by Stephen Jay Gould
All rights reserved

First published as a Norton 1994

Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data
Gould, Stephen Jay

Eight  Little  Piggies:  reflections  in  natural  history  /

Stephen Jay Gould.

p. cm.

Includes bibliographical references.
1.  Natural  history—Philosophy—Popular  works.  2.

Evolution (Biology)—Popular works. I. Title.
QH45.5.G66 1993
575'.001—dc20

92-18737

ISBN: 978-0-393-31139-6

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For Agnes Pilot

for her unfailing intelligence,
loyalty, and integrity