Christopher X J. Jensen
Associate Professor, Pratt Institute

NY Times provides perspective on E.O. Wilson’s “The Social Conquest of Earth”

Posted 13 Jun 2012 / 0

The New York Times Lessons from Ants to Grasp Humanity

Funny how the media likes to trot out Jerry Coyne whenever someone questions Darwinian orthodoxy. I cannot entirely blame Coyne for how he is quoted, but his quotes never seem to offer much a substantial critique.

The bit on religion is interesting here: Wilson seems to be presenting a multi-level selection approach that advocates the importance of very large scale of organization above the level of religion (after all, religions represent pretty large groups).

Very much looking forward to reading this book myself!

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