Without Gould alive to scream and hysterically rant at his detractors, the "socialist scientist" stands no chance of surviving objective appraisal in cold hard light. None at all.
Gould was a godawful pants-on-fire liar from the minute he woke up in the morning to the setting of the sun. He was the American Lysenko and he set back popular science by fifty years. If Gould had died in a bus accident at a much younger age, science in general regarding human beings would be far more advanced by now. It is a pitiful situation given that it is the year 2013 A.D. after the first sequencing of the human genome. Mostly the public recites ideas from the 1970's that the original proponents have themselves abandoned as embarrassments to their professional reputations.
It's a sad world we live in and a lot of it has to do with the fact it is a post-Gould world. He damaged everything he touched by association and left nothing intact without it being dreadfully obfuscated. He always had a special appeal for those who were themselves perpetually confused, treating them like kindred souls and appealing mostly to their vanity.
Remember, stupid people always outnumber their betters in the thousands. Gould amounted to their high priest in all matters of general confusion and solipsist self-referential rubbish.