Today is a cheat day. In the interest of producing more content, I’ve been toying with revisiting things I’ve written for school over the last 15 years. I’m posting this book review dated October 17, 2005 because I intend to look again at one the essays discussed below. The conflict between science and religion, as well as between science and art, are perennial concerns and prime examples of false dilemma. Stephen J. Gould was a rare popular and respected scientist who understood the connections between these apparently disparate fields.