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Niles Eldredge

Born: 25-Aug-1943

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Paleontologist

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Theory of Punctuated Equilibrium

Wife: Michelle (two sons)

    University: AB, Columbia University (1965)
    University: PhD Geology, Columbia University (1969)
    Professor: Geology, Columbia University (1969-81)
    Professor: Adjunct Professor of Biology, City University of New York (1972-)

    American Museum of Natural History Curator, Dept. of Invertebrates (1969-)
    Biodiversity Foundation for Africa
    John Kerry for President
    Palaeontological Association
    The Paleontological Society
    Society for the Study of Evolution

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Author of books:
The Monkey Business: A Scientist Looks at Creationism (1982)
Time Frames (1985)
Unfinished Synthesis: Biological Hierarchies and Modern Evolutionary Thought (1985)
Life Pulse: Episodes in the History of Life (1987)
Macroevolutionary Dynamics: Species, Niches and Adaptive Peaks (1989)
The Miner's Canary: Extinctions Past and Present (1991)
Fossils: The Evolution and Extinction of Species (1991)
Reinventing Darwin: The Great Debate at the High Table of Evolutionary Theory (1995)
Dominion (1995)
Life in the Balance: Humanity and the Biodiversity Crisis (1998)
The Pattern of Evolution (1999)
The Triumph of Evolution... And the Failure of Creationism (2000)
Why We Do It: Rethinking Sex and the Selfish Gene (2004)
Darwin: Discovering the Tree of Life (2005)

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