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Robert Gaines

Robert Gaines

Professor of Geology, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the College, Pomona College


Bob Gaines is Professor of Geology, Vice President for Academic Affairs, and Dean of the College at Pomona College. He is interested in the coevolution of earth and life over long timescales.

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Ancient Brains: Inside the Extraordinary Preservation of a 310-Million-Year-Old Nervous System

Charles Darwin famously discussed the “imperfections” of the geological record in his book On the Origin of Species. He correctly pointed out that unless conditions are just right, it’s unlikely for organisms to be...

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