Edward O. Wilson | American biologist | Britannica.com

“Edward O. Wilson, in full Edward Osborne Wilson (born June 10, 1929, Birmingham, Alabama, U.S.), American biologist recognized as the world’s leading authority on ants. He was also the foremost proponent of sociobiology, the study of the genetic basis of the social behaviour of all animals, including humans.”

“In On Human Nature (1978), for which he was awarded a Pulitzer Prize in 1979, Wilson discussed the application of sociobiology to human aggression, sexuality, and ethics. His book The Ants (1990; with Bert Hölldobler), also a Pulitzer winner, was a monumental summary of contemporary knowledge of those insects. In The Diversity of Life (1992), Wilson sought to explain how the world’s living species became diverseand examined the massive species extinctions caused by human activities in the 20th century.”

Source: Edward O. Wilson | American biologist | Britannica.com

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