Harvard professor Stephen Jay Gould, an influential paleontologist, evolutionary biologist and historian of science, lectured on "Time's Arrow and Time's Cycle" in Avery Auditorium. The lecture incorporated philosophical, religious, biological, anthropological, and geological issues. Though impressed by Gould’s knowledge of the subject, some attendees were displeased by his style of presentation. “He was authoritarian in his answers, dogmatic, and evasive. He didn’t answer people’s questions. It was like listening to a Ronald Reagan news conference.”   The Miscellany News