This View of Life: Completing the Darwinian Revolution

WED, MAR 13, 2019 (1:04:36)

In This View of Life: Completing the Darwinian Revolution, David Sloan Wilson writes a series of engaging stories—from the breeding of hens, to the timing of cataract surgeries, to the organization of an automobile plant. Through these stories he shows how an evolutionary worldview provides a practical toolkit for understanding not only genetic evolution, but also the fast-paced changes impacting our world and ourselves. What emerges is an incredibly empowering argument: if we can become wise managers of evolutionary processes, we can solve the problems of our age at all scales—from the efficacy of our groups, to our wellbeing as individuals, to our stewardship of the planet earth. Image: book cover

+ BIO: David Sloan Wilson

David Sloan Wilson is SUNY Distinguished Professor of Biology and Anthropology at Binghamton University. He is widely known for his fundamental contributions to evolutionary science and for explaining evolution to the general public. In addition to his own research, Dr. Wilson manages programs that expand the scope of evolutionary science in higher education, public policy, community-based research, and the study of religion. His books include This View of Life: Completing the Darwinian Revolution; Evolution for Everyone: How Darwin’s Theory Can Change the Way We Think About Our Lives; Darwin’s Cathedral: Evolution, Religion, and the Nature of Society; and Unto Others: The Evolution and Psychology of Unselfish Behavior (with Elliot Sober). Image: The Evolution Institute

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