When Steve first asked me to deliver his citation on this occasion, we both thought we would be here together. That he is not makes this a truly sad occasion. But if Steve's passing robs us of the opportunity for simple out and out celebration, awarding the Paleontological Society's Medal posthumously to Steve today is instead an open invitation to us all to reflect on just how powerful and important a figure Steve was in the intellectual world of evolutionary biology, historical geology, history and philosophy of science—and especially for us today, paleontology. And in this light, we can recover...

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