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Tribes

I read the other day that experts such as E. O. Wilson, a pre-eminent sociobiologist, believe tribalism may well lead to the downfall of humankind. 234 more words

Humor

Edward O. Wilson's Dull Paradise

In all sincerity I have to admit that there is much I admire about the biologist Edward O. Wilson. I can only pray that not only should I live into my 80’s, but still possess the intellectual stamina to write what are at least thought provoking books when I get there. 1,349 more words

Utopia

E.O. Wilson on Pheromones and the Hidden World of Other...

E.O. Wilson on Pheromones and the Hidden World of Other Senses

Biologist Edward O. Wilson takes us through several natural stimuli that humans don’t understand, yet are used by various animals to navigate and communicate within communities.

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#EOWilson and the Encyclopedia for Life

We are but one species on this vast and beautiful planet of ours. What good will ‘things’ do for us, what good will paved streets and buildings, fast cars, fancy clothes, and status be when there is no nature to sustain us?

Biodiveristy

The Individualistic Ant

I learned a lot about insects this last summer because my son is fascinated by them. We watched documentaries together and paged through books. Once, in a fit of unrealistic ambition, I checked out the pulitzer-prize winning book by E. 446 more words

Miscellaneous

Looking for meaning in E. O. Wilson's latest book

As promised, I read E. O. Wilson’s The Meaning of Human Existence over the holidays. I was looking for some sense of direction about the rules of natural selection, where it might be taking us, whether we will indeed be able to design “our biology and human nature as we wish them to be,” and whether Wilson’s idea of meaning satisfies our need to know who we are and why we’re here. 1,212 more words

Reflection