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E.O. Wilson on Darwin and Evolution

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E.O. Wilson is as big a biologist as the world has to offer, arguably the planet's most honored scholar of life. He is a towering figure in the science of insects, animal behavior, evolutionary psychology, environmental ethics, and the philosophy of knowledge itself. He's been called one of the greatest thinkers of the 20th century.

And E.O. Wilson has no time for the intelligent design debate. Believe what you will, he says, but the science of evolution is as clear and firm as any science on earth. It's just taking a lot of humans a long time to catch up. And yes, the implications are vast for old-time religion.

Now, E.O. Wilson is writing about Americans and the man whose thinking still rocks their world.

Hear a conversation with E.O. Wilson on Charles Darwin and the still-burning challenge of evolution.


Edward O. Wilson, professor of biology emeritus at Harvard University and editor of the book, "From So Simple a Beginning: The Four Great Books of Charles Darwin."

This program aired on November 29, 2005.


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