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Dr. E.O. Wilson marks Mass. Envirothon 30th year with note of support

Award-winning American biologist, theorist, naturalist and author Dr. Edward Osborne Wilson recently provided the Massachusetts Envirothon with a note of support to mark the program’s 30th year. 70 more words


EuSociality? How linked to altruism of raising children? Pinker fallacy

EuSociality? How linked to altruism of raising children? Pinker fallacy

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John Skybar shared Nassim Nicholas Taleb post

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The Meaning of Human Existence - A Book Review

Few have the merit or authority to title a book as boldly as Edward O. Wilson’s The Meaning of Human Existence. I count this man part of that few, and his execution of answering such a question was unique and mostly effective, save for occasional tangents not wholly relevant to its title. 433 more words

Articles & Reviews

What exactly is a Conservation Biologist?

It is a common misconception that wildlife management and conservationists have completely homogeneous roles. A wildlife management officer typically will be on the ground dealing directly with threats, for example a ranger who patrols a national park in Tanzania, he acts as a deterrent for poachers whose ultimate goal is the murder of elephants and theft of their eye wateringly valuable ivory tusks.   227 more words


February, Sunday feelings, and Monday facts

DAB What’s New February 3, 2017

February lows and highs; Sunday feelings, Monday facts
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February is the nadir of winter as well as the shortest and most variable month, with average snowfalls of 13 inches, highs of 35℉, and lows of 20℉ in Ann Arbor (U.S. 3,942 more words

Medical Humanities

Ten papers that shook my world – watching empty islands fill up – Simberloff & Wilson (1969)

Sadly this is the tenth and last in my series of the ten papers that had a great influence on my life as an ecologist.  I’m going to cheat somewhat and actually discuss three papers. 990 more words


Aromatics of Desire

Pheromones are the lineal ancestors of hormones as EO Wilson says. These chemical signals have several outstanding advantages. Small amounts can produce a signal that lasts for hours. 1,477 more words