Just slightly. Punctuated Equilibrium is an theory within the theory of evolution. It is also a theory that can't be tested, which means it's no more than a worthless story, and probably doesn't even qualify as science. Needless to say, PE is completely useless in any practical sense. Gould was a talker, not a doer; he contributed nothing at all to the advancement of applied science.
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