Edward Osborne Wilson (born June 10, 1929), usually cited as E. O. Wilson, is an American biologist, researcher (sociobiology, biodiversity, island biogeography), theorist (consilience, biophilia), naturalist (conservationist) and author. His biological specialty is myrmecology, the study of ants, on which he is considered to be the world's leading expert.
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I tend to believe that religious dogma is a consequence of evolution.
Old beliefs die hard, even when demonstrably false.
Destroying rainforest for economic gain is like burning a Renaissance painting to cook a meal.
America in particular imposes an horrendous burden on the world. We have this wonderful standard of living, but it comes at enormous cost.
Individual versus group selection results in a mix of altruism and selfishness of virtue and sin among the members of a society.
True character arises from a deeper well than religion.
Sometimes a concept is baffling, not because it is profound, but because it is wrong.
The variety of genes on the planet in viruses exceeds or is likely to exceed that in all of the rest of life combined.