Edward O. Wilson

Edward O. Wilson is an American biologist, theorist, naturalist and author. His biological specialty is myrmecology, the study of ants, on which he has been called the world's leading expert.

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  • The New Environmentalism
    August 1990

    The New Environmentalism

    More change has occurred in the environmental movement during the past ten years than in its entire previous history. Its thrust has become less ideological and more pragmatic, less New Age and more scientific.

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  • Deep History
    April 1990

    Deep History

    As I read the announcement and noted with admiration those receiving The Ingersoll Prizes, I can say in all humility that it never entered my head during the past several years that I might someday be so honored, and for that I thank you.

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  • On Genetic Determinism and Morality
    August 1986

    On Genetic Determinism and Morality

    In his recent speech to Congress, Anatoly Shcharansky said, "All understanding between the East and West must be based on human values common to all men." This appealing statement takes us straight to the central question of moral reasoning: What, if anything, are common human values?

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