E. O. Wilson  

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"In February 1978 the Sociobiology Study Group organized a two-day symposium at the American Association for the Advancement of Science in Washington D.C. The symposium is perhaps best remembered for an incident involving a group of protesters from the International Committee Against Racism (INCAR). Just before E. O. Wilson gave his talk, the microphone was taken over by members of INCAR chanting "Racist Wilson you can't hide, we charge you with genocide"." --Sholem Stein

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Kunstformen der Natur (1904) by Ernst Haeckel
Kunstformen der Natur (1904) by Ernst Haeckel

Edward Osborne Wilson (born June 10, 1929) is an American biologist, researcher (sociobiology, biodiversity), theorist (consilience, biophilia), naturalist (conservationist) and author. His biological specialty is myrmecology, the study of ants.

Wilson is a two-time winner of the Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction. He is known for his career as a scientist, his advocacy for environmentalism, and his secular-humanist and deist ideas pertaining to religious and ethical matters.

He is best-known for his book Sociobiology: The New Synthesis (1975).

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Edited Works

  • From So Simple a Beginning: Darwin's Four Great Books, edited with introductions by Edward O. Wilson (2010 W.W. Norton)

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