Size has a fascination of its own

Julian Huxley, 1964“Size,” Julian Huxley once remarked, “has a fascination of its own.”

– Stephen Jay Gould’s opening sentence in his article on the Irish Elk, “The Origin and Function of ‘Bizarre’ Structures: Antler Size and Skull Size in the ‘Irish Elk,’ Megaloceros giganteus“, Evolution 28.2 (June 1974): 191-220.

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