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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Because the living environment is what really sustains us.
In some ways I had a traditional 'old South' upbringing meaning that I spent some time in a military school and acquired an inoculum of the military ethic that is still with me today: honor duty loyalty.
The human mind evolved to believe in the gods. It did not evolve to believe in biology.
I see no way out of the problems that organized religion and tribalism create other than humans just becoming more honest and fully aware of themselves.
Theology made no provision for evolution. The biblical authors had missed the most important revelation of all! Could it be that they were not really privy to the thoughts of God?
Of course there is no reconciliation between the theory of evolution by natural selection and the traditional religious view of the origin of the human mind.
Ants are the dominant insects of the world and they've had a great impact on habitats almost all over the land surface of the world for more than 50-million years.
If all mankind were to disappear the world would regenerate back to the rich state of equilibrium that existed ten thousand years ago. If insects were to vanish the environment would collapse into chaos.