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Wonderful Life: the Stephen Jay Gould Connection to KS

An image of George Bailey (played by Jimmy Stewart) and family in Frank Capra's holiday classic, "It's a Wonderful Life."

Commentator Rex Buchanan isn't one who really, shall we say, "revels" in the holidays. Nonetheless, it was a traditional holiday movie classic that inspired him to write about something scientific... and something not normally associated with the Christmas season.

Commentator Rex Buchanan is the interim director of the Kansas Geological Survey at the University of Kansas. He's also a frequent contributor to KPR's Morning Edition.

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