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Eo Wilson

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
Quora

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Curiously, while the many have spoken against Wilson's outdated views about kin selection, they remain largely silent on Dawkins' outdated views about group selection.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.

The Watchman's Rattle: Thinking Our Way Out of Extinction

Geri Spieler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Geri Spieler

If there were a "Watchman" to protect us from danger he would be shaking his rattle vigorously right now. We are in danger of becoming extinct as the...

Book Review Roundup

Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Were you so busy enjoying the sunshine this weekend that you missed the big book reviews? Catch up with the highlights below! "Innocent," Scott Turow...

EO Wilson: Our Greatest Biologist Writes A Novel, 'Anthill' (INTERVIEW, EXCERPT)

The Huffington Post | Steve Ross | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

A Novel with a Mission--and a Novella--from our Premiere Biologist Huffington Post: Let me begin with the obvious first question: after writing ove...

CITES, Biodiversity Loss and the Culprit: Intensive Fishing and Farming

Paula Crossfield | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Paula Crossfield

High up on the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species' agenda is a trade ban on bluefin tuna, supported by both the US and Europe.

One Cubic Foot Of Life (PHOTOS): More Than One Thousand Organisms Found In Small Spaces

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Special from National Geographic by Edward O. Wilson, photographs by David Liittschwager "When you thrust a shovel into the soil or tear off a piece ...

Charter for Compassion to Be Introduced in September

Amy Novogratz | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Amy Novogratz

This September, a group of Nobel Laureates including the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu, will participate in a conversation on compassion at the Dalai Lama Center in Vancouver.

Be Thankful For Fresh Thinking

Julia Moulden | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Julia Moulden

I'm giving a speech on Monday about authentic leadership - with references to President-elect Obama sprinkled liberally throughout - to an association...