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.