But a year or two ago, when I heard smart intellectuals still citing [Stephen Jay] Gould, I asked a prominent academic how that would possibly be the case. He explained that whereas in the 1990s, probably 99% of intellectuals believed in Gould, the massive revelations of recent years had merely reduced that support to 95%, leaving Gouldism almost as entrenched as ever. Whereas worldwide support for Stalinism substantially collapsed following Khrushchev’s 1956 “Secret Speech” Gouldian nonsense seems to have largely avoided that fate.
In the comments, James raises the possibility of awarding a posthumous Lysenko Prize to Gould. Ogunsiron replies:
May 22, 2014 at 5:09 pm
Brilliant. I hope to get many to read it, and Wade’s book. BTW, did anything come of the idea of awarding a Lysenko Prize for which I recall S.J.Gould was to be the first recipient?
May 22, 2014 at 6:23 pm
did anything come of the idea of awarding a Lysenko Prize for which I recall S.J.Gould was to be the first recipient?
It’s in french but it’s the same idea :)
They gave a Lyssenko prize to the french equivalent of Gould.
Jacquard was the go-to man of the intelligentsia and media on genetics and related topics.
That's pretty enterprising of those Frenchmen, because the French generally feel that Darwin was a perfidious Albion who ripped off the great Lamarck.