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MSU Worldview Lecture Series featuring Edward O. Wilson

Date:
October 22, 2007
Time:
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Michigan State University
220 Trowbridge Rd
East Lansing, MI 48824 United States

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Wharton Box Office
Phone: 1.800.WHARTON for Tickets
Email: wharton@msu.edu

Description:

Edward O. Wilson is one of the most highly-respected scientists in the world today. Hailed as “the new Darwin” by Thomas Wolfe, and one of “America’s 25 Most Influential People” by TIME magazine, he has twice received the Pulitzer Prize for The Ants and On Human Nature. Wilson’s book The Diversity of Life, which brought together knowledge of the magnitude of biodiversity and the threats to it, had a major public impact. In his latest book, The Creation: An Appeal to Save Life on Earth, Wilson sounds the alarm the earth is in danger and its destruction threatens us all—no matter what we believe about its origins.

E. O. Wilson is presenting at Michigan State University as part of the “Worldview Lecture Series”.

For more information about this event or to purchase tickets online please visit the E. O. Wilson Event Page .

About Edward O. Wilson, Ph.D.

Professor of Biology, Harvard University

Dr. Edward O. Wilson is one of the greatest thinkers of the 20th century. His groundbreaking research, original thinking, and scientific and popular writing have changed the way humans think of nature, and our place in it. Currently he is a research professor and museum curator at Harvard University. He has received many of the world’s leading prizes for his research in science, his environmental activism, and his writing. Wilson has been a leader in the fields of entomology (the study of insects), animal behavior and evolutionary psychology, island biogeography, biodiversity, environmental ethics, and the philosophy of knowledge. He has written groundbreaking books and articles on all of these subjects. Two of his non-fiction books, The Ants (1990, with Bert Hölldobler) and On Human Nature (1978), have won Pulitzer Prizes. The Diversity of Life (1992) and Consilience: The Unity of Knowledge (1998), two of his more recent books, have been applauded for their graceful, creative and constructive approaches to challenging subjects. In The Diversity of Life and The Future of Life he conveys his deep concern for humanity’s bewildering degradation of our planet’s ecosystems. His commitment to protecting our natural heritage has brought him to the forefront of environmental activism.