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375 Top Scientists Warn Us Not To Vote For Trump

The Huffington Post | Chris DAngelo | Posted 09.21.2016 | Politics

Hundreds of the world’s leading scientists, including famed physicist Stephen Hawking, warn in an open letter Tuesday that a Donald Trump win in Nov...

Two Things The ‘Father Of Biodiversity’ Fears Most: Trump And Nuclear War

The Huffington Post | Chris DAngelo | Posted 09.06.2016 | Politics

Former Harvard biology professor E.O. Wilson is one of the most respected and revered conservationists alive today. So you might find it curious that ...

Us and Them: The Sociobiology of Bias, Fear, and Hatred

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 07.14.2016 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

I concur with the New York Times editorialists who, among others, declared President Obama’s speech in Dallas this week a rhetorical highpoint of a ...

Stand By Me

Mary Ellen Hannibal | Posted 07.05.2016 | Green
Mary Ellen Hannibal

Maybe it's because the word refers to the ultimate oblivion, or maybe it's because most of us think of polar bears stranded on melting icebergs when we hear about "extinction," but many of us assume the curtailing of life forever is a remote phenomenon.

In the Fight Against Climate Change, Let's Protect Biodiversity

Mary Ellen Hannibal | Posted 03.16.2016 | Green
Mary Ellen Hannibal

We're focusing on the nonliving, physical environment. "But Earth's living environment, including all its species and all the ecosystems they compose," is receiving little attention.

The Meaning of Human Existence

Keith Hess | Posted 02.25.2016 | Religion
Keith Hess

In his New York Times bestseller The Meaning of Human Existence, Harvard biologist E. O. Wilson discusses (among other things) the meaning, significan...

California Entrepreneurs Help to Save Amazon Rainforest

Steve Chapple | Posted 02.05.2016 | Green
Steve Chapple

Nature and Culture's approach to conservation is a California one. Engelhorn calls it entrepreneurial. It's the way he's used to doing business, and it may be changing the way well-intentioned gringos relate to Latin America and the rest of the world.

Sweet Feelings of Affirmation From the Pope, E.O. Wilson and Black Americans

Audrey Peterman | Posted 09.30.2016 | Green
Audrey Peterman

It made me feel more confident that I can accomplish my personal goal of helping my fellow Americans wake up to the realization that nature is the expression of the "God" we claim to love, and that we have an urgent responsibility to address the damage we've caused.

How to Stop the Bloodiest Century in Human History

Jonathan Jackson | Posted 07.15.2016 | Green
Jonathan Jackson

We're living in the bloodiest century in human history, and our own, daily habits are to blame. That's good news. It means we can do something about it.

The Family Dinner

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 05.22.2016 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

The forests that produce our oxygen are in turn dependent on animal species that are sustained by them, and pay it back in various ways, such as by dispersing seeds. The vast interdependence of life is a bedrock principle of biology, from bees to buffalo to banyan trees. As glaciers melt and sea levels rise, our fellow species and we will sink or swim together.

A Visit From a Science Rock Star

Meg Lowman | Posted 06.10.2015 | Science
Meg Lowman

As Earth Day approaches, I'd like to take a moment to thank Ed for inspiring so many scientists and science enthusiasts to better understand and protect our planet's precious natural resources. Our world could use more rock stars like this one.


Mary Ellen Hannibal | Posted 06.09.2015 | Green
Mary Ellen Hannibal

I have to be thankful to Jonathan Franzen for one thing -- he's pushed me out of my blog blues. His essay in the New Yorker about why we can ignore climate change so misses all the basic, important points about what is going on in nature that here I am, clicking away again.

Into the Wilderness

Mary Ellen Hannibal | Posted 12.14.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Hannibal

Last night I wrangled a Litquake event in honor of the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act made great by the writers who joined me and by a smart, ...

The Surprising Reason Why Reading REALLY Matters

The Huffington Post | Maddie Crum | Posted 10.06.2014 | Books

The following is an excerpt from Edward O. Wilsons's The Meaning of Human Existence, which publishes today, and has been longlisted for the National B...

A Zero Emissions Manifesto for the Climate Justice Movement

Tom Weis | Posted 11.11.2014 | Green
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Tom Weis

Top military experts and government institutions like the U.S. Department of Defense and National Intelligence Council warn that climate destabilization threatens our national security, yet global emissions just keep going up.

It's About Time, Again

Paula Gordon | Posted 08.06.2014 | Politics
Paula Gordon

For those who judge their financial interests or ideological blindness to be more reliable than evidence, American energy policy has been a success. For the rest of us, it has been clear for decades that the policy is an abject failure.

Review: A Window on Eternity, by E. O. Wilson

David Edmund Moody | Posted 06.14.2014 | Green
David Edmund Moody

He confesses that he suffers from a "mild arachnophobia" -- so much so that he was unable to cope with and preserve a large and colorful orb spider that he had acquired with some difficulty, and instead simply opened the plastic bag and released it back into the wild.

Edward O. Wilson Biodiversity Lab Opens in Mozambique (PHOTOS)

Bridget Conneely | Posted 05.31.2014 | Green
Bridget Conneely

Professor Edward O. Wilson, a man heralded by the National Geographic Society as 'the greatest naturalist of our time', has lent his name and vision to a premier biodiversity research facility in Gorongosa National Park, Mozambique.

Can Ants Sense Death?

Quora | Posted 08.05.2013 | Science

Actually, this was tested very elegantly by E.O. Wilson, the world's leading ant expert.

The Great Matrix of Being

William Grassie | Posted 04.28.2013 | Religion
William Grassie

While there is no Great Chain of Being, as the medievals understood it, there is most definitely a Great Matrix to which all beings belong.

An Education in Creative Courage

Thomas Fisher | Posted 12.02.2012 | Education
Thomas Fisher

See the WWW Conference as an educational wake-up call. School should be about equipping students not just with the skills, but also with the self-confidence to pursue their passions, regardless of what others may think.

Clash of Paradigms

David Sloan Wilson | Posted 09.14.2012 | Science
David Sloan Wilson

A clash of paradigms is currently taking place for evolutionary theories of social behavior. In this corner, multilevel selection theory (MLST), a configuration of ideas that began with Darwin and has maintained a degree of continuity, in addition to a degree of change, up to the present.

Richard Dawkins, Edward O. Wilson, and the Consensus of the Many

David Sloan Wilson | Posted 08.11.2012 | Science
David Sloan Wilson

Curiously, while the many have spoken against Wilson's outdated views about kin selection, they remain largely silent on Dawkins' outdated views about group selection. I will therefore list points made by Dawkins in his review that have been rejected by the many long ago.

Mythologizing Evolution Revisited

Karl Giberson, Ph.D | Posted 08.09.2012 | Religion
Karl Giberson, Ph.D

Whether we think that the biblically based story of our origins is historically and scientifically accurate or not, we certainly have to admit that it is a beautiful story. To take root in deeply religious America, evolution needs to be a better myth.

Selfless Genes: A New Revolution in Biology

Jonathan Gottschall | Posted 06.02.2012 | Science
Jonathan Gottschall

Darwin and E.O. Wilson agree: no matter the species, if you have intense and sustained group-level conflict, selfless genes beat selfish genes; they beat them bloody; they beat them every single time.