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  • The approach of the millenium elicits all those responses in Stephen Jay Gould which make him today's finest spokesman for the joys of science. The rationalist in him is horrified yet fascinated by the tradition of "Apocalypse soon" prophecies...What is clear from this splendid book - crisp, clever and chirpy as ever - is that Stephen Jay Gould will go down as one of the real turns of the century.

    Roy Porter, Independent
  • Questioning the Millenium tackles our eternal fascination with round-numbered years from a whole range of historical, philosophical and scientific viewpoints...If you are going to buy one millennial stocking filler, but this one.

    David Jessel, Scotland on Sunday
  • Gould not only enriches the texture of his writing with each successive phase...He would not be the great science writer that he is if he were not also a great humanist.

    Marek Kohn, New Statesman
  • Gould's personal interest is as exuberant and authentic as ever, and one good reason for it is offered by an epilogue which both fascinates and touches, and is best left as a surprise.

    Michael Viney, Irish Times

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