Tag Archives: Stephen Jay Gould

The Gap

Again Ehrenzweig confirms something taught by experience: “…we know so little about the gaps in the perpetually oscillating stream of consciousness. In these gaps the work of unconscious scanning is carried on.” This thought coincides with earlier moments of this … Continue reading

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The Contingent

Another important concept stressed by Stephen Jay Gould, one that is very much relevant to art, is contingency. He is talking about the possible pathways of evolution, but in art we could say that all works begin contingently and move … Continue reading

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Change, Evolution, Progress

Been reading Stephen Jay Gould’s Wonderful Life, finally, after long postponement. Well worth the time and effort. One point he makes, which can never bear too much repetition, is that evolution does not mean progress or development. We commonly use … Continue reading

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