Edward O. Wilson: Professor
Edward Osborne Wilson is the University Research Professor Emeritus at Harvard University.
He is the author of the books:
- The Creation: An Appeal to Save Life on Earth (W.W. Norton & Co., 2007)
- The Future of Life (Random House, 2003)
- The Diversity of Life (Harvard University Press, 2010)
“One of the world’s most distinguished scientists, E.O. Wilson is a professor and honorary curator in entomology at Harvard. In 1975, he published Sociobiology: The New Synthesis, a work that described social behavior, from ants to humans. Drawing from his deep knowledge of the Earth’s “little creatures” and his sense that their contribution to the planet’s ecology is underappreciated, he produced what may be his most important book, The Diversity of Life. In it he describes how an intricately interconnected natural system is threatened by man’s encroachment, in a crisis he calls the “sixth extinction” (the fifth one wiped out the dinosaurs). With his most recent book, The Creation, he wants to put the differences of science- and faith-based explanations aside“to protect Earth’s vanishing natural habitats and species …; in other words, the Creation, however we believe it came into existence.” A recent documentary called Behold the Earth illustrates this human relationship to nature, or rather separation from an originally intended human bond with nature, through music, imagery, and thoughtful words from both Christians and scientists, including Wilson.”
TED Talk – E.O. Wilson on Saving Life on Earth:
Also see - The E.O. Wilson Biodiversity Foundation:
“The mission of the E.O. Wilson Biodiversity Foundation is to promote worldwide understanding of the importance of biodiversity and of the preservation of our biological heritage. Among our projects is the development of educational materials in life science for high school and undergraduate students and the general public that will improve global understanding of the nature and diversity of all of life on Earth and why it must be conserved….”
See E.O. Wilson Biodiversity Foundation, Mission Statement.