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  Edward Osborne Wilson - Wikipedia
Wilsons speciale er myrer og særligt deres brug af feromoner som kommunikationsmiddel.
Nogle af kritikerne beskyldte Wilson for racisme, og han blev endda angrebet fysisk for sine opfattelser.
Wilson har modtaget mange priser for sine arbejder, først og fremmest den amerikanske videnskabsmedalje, Crafoordprisen og Pulitzerprisen to gange (i kategorien ikke-fiktion).
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 Edward Osborne Wilson   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Wilson, or Edward Osborne Wilson, (born June 10, 1929) is an entomologist and biologist known for his work on evolution and sociobiology.
Wilson has argued that the preservation of the gene, rather than the individual, is the focus of evolution (a theme explored in more detail by Richard Dawkins' The Selfish Gene).
Wilson explains, "Now when you cut a forest, an ancient forest in particular, you are not just removing a lot of big trees and a few birds fluttering around in the canopy.
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 Edward Osborne Wilson Information - TextSheet.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Wilson, or Edward Osborne Wilson, was born 1929 in Birmingham, Alabama, and is an entomologist and biologist known for his work on evolution and sociobiology.
Many critics accused Wilson of racism and he was even physically attacked for his views.
The controversy caused a great deal of personal grief for Wilson; many of his colleagues at Harvard, such as Stephen Jay Gould were vehemently opposed to his ideas.
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 Alabama Academy of Honor: Edward Osborne Wilson   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Wilson is only one of two persons to have received both our country's highest award in science, the National Medal of Science, and its premier literary award, the Pulitzer Prize in literature, the latter won twice.
Edward Osborne Wilson's ventures in the literary field have set him apart as a man of letters, as well as a scientist of unmatched accomplishments.
Wilson's books, On Human Nature in 1979, The Ants in 1990, and his most recent works, The Diversity of Life, Naturalist, and The Future of Life are compelling evidence that his unceasing efforts of research on animals and their habits have stimulated the thoughts and labors of people around the world.
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 E. O. Wilson - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Wilson, or Edward Osborne Wilson, (born June 10, 1929) is an entomologist and biologist known for his work on ecology, evolution, and sociobiology.
Wilson inadvertently created one of the greatest scientific controversies of the late 20th century when he came up with the idea of sociobiology.
Wilson has received many awards for his works, most notably National Medal of Science, Crafoord Prize, Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement, Nierenberg Prize, and twice the Pulitzer Prize (category non fiction).
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 Edward Osborne Wilson - Wikipédia
Wilson, ou Edward Osborne Wilson, né en 1929 à Birmingham, Alabama, est un entomologiste et un biologiste connu pour son travail en évolution et sociobiologie.
Wilson est le grand spécialiste des fourmis, en particulier dans leur utilisation des phéromones comme moyen de communication.
Wilson a reçu de nombreuses récompenses pour ses travaux, entre autres la National Medal of Science, le Prix Crafoord, et deux fois le Prix Pulitzer.
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 Edward O. Wilson - EvoWiki   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Edward Osborne Wilson (born 1929) is an entomologist, biologist and naturalist famous for his work on Evolution.
Wilson is a proponent of the gene as the unit of natural selection (often called gene selection or selfish gene theory) and was a pioneer of Sociobiology, with his 1975 book of the same name.
Wilson is also an expert on mass extinction, and fights for the conservation of ecosystems.
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 Edward Osborne Wilson -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Wilson has also studied the (Click link for more info and facts about mass extinction) mass extinctions of the (Click link for more info and facts about 20th century) 20th century and their relationship to modern society.
Wilson adds, "Let us get rid immediately of the notion that all you have to do is keep a little patch of the (Forest or woodland having a mature or overly mature ecosystem more or less uninfluenced by human activity) old growth somewhere, and then you can do whatever you want with the rest.
Some critics accused Wilson of (The prejudice that members of one race are intrinsically superior to members of other races) racism, and he was even physically attacked for his views.
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 Amazon.com: Books: Naturalist   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Wilson appears to be a man who knows not the word "problem," only "opportunity." The means by which he took advantage of his nearsightedness I have mentioned; he likewise learned to work with, instead of against, the unconscious muscle tremors which make dissection of very small objects difficult.
Wilson is always a cautious but careful writer and thinker, but in a couple of the sections, he gets at least a little bit speculative and is all the more entertaining for it.
Wilson, who spent a lifetime studying Ants and has found his subjects and the process very intellectually rewarding is short of reconciling his faith with his scientific method.
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 Edward Osborne Wilson - Wikipedia
Edward Osborne Wilson (geboren 10 juni 1929, Birmingham, Alabama) is een van de grondleggers van de sociobiologie.
Op grond van gedetailleerde analyses van mieren legde deze entomoloog met zijn werk "Sociobiology: The New Synthesis" (1975) de basis voor deze tak van de wetenschap.
Wilson werkte nauw samen met MacArthur, met wie hij verschillende publicaties schreef.
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 Salon People | Living in shimmering disequilibrium   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Edward O. Wilson, born in 1929, began his career as a scientist and while still young became a tenured professor at Harvard specializing in myrmecology, the study of ants and their social systems.
Wilson's belief that the hope of humanity lies in traditional religionists adopting more science and environmentalists appealing more to humankind's spiritual impulses comes at a crucial moment for the environmental movement.
Wilson is also unusual among scientists for his emphasis on the importance of the spiritual impulse, both as an evolutionary advantage central to human nature and as a key to hope for the future.
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Wilson is a professor and curator of comparative zoology at Harvard.
Wilson is the only person to have received both our country's highest award in science, the National Medal of Science, and its premier literary award, the Pulitzer Prize in literature.
Wilson's books, On Human Nature in 1979, The Ants in 1990, and his most recent work Naturalist, are compelling evidence that his unceasing efforts of research on animals and their habits have stimulated the thoughts and labors of people around the world.
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 CNN/TIME - America's Best
Wilson's prediction that 30 percent to 50 percent of all species would be extinct by the middle of the 21st century was meant to provokeand it did.
To Wilson, what is required is a new convergence of thought and ethics comparable to the Age of Enlightenment of the 17th and 18th centuries.
Now, at 72, E.O. Wilson is a senior doyen of science and, by his own admission, moving irresistibly into what he calls "the literary realm." It's not a bad place for him to be.
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 Review Edward Osborne Wilson - Computer Toaster   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
E.O. Wilson recently stated his belief that man's search for spirituality would be one of the major historical episodes in the 21st century.
Wilson's "Sociobiology," together with "The Insect Societies" and "On Human Nature" (that three volume set is essential to any thinking man's library) is sufficient to challenge and focus any perspective on Evolution and Society.
Wilson really is one of the "twentieth centuries greatest thinkers." This is a detailed, thorough, and demanding publication requiring a scientifically literate audience.
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 Amazon.com: Books: On Human Nature   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Wilson's sociobiology was seen as a new rationale for the evils of eugenics and he was ostracized in the social science and humanities departments of colleges and universities throughout the United States and elsewhere.
Wilson's primary "sin" is the unmitigated directness of his expression and his refusal to use the shield and obfuscation of politically correct language.
Wilson was the keynote speaker and when it came time for questions, the first question out of the box was about his support for eugenics.
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 Seattle Arts & Lectures - Edward O. Wilson
Internationally acclaimed entomologist, biologist, and author, Edward O. Wilson is considered one of the world’s greatest living scientists.
He is a leading voice for the preservation of biodiversity and the founder of a field of study relating social behavior to genetic advantage.
Edward Osborne Wilson was born on June 10, 1929 in Birmingham, Alabama.
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 Amazon.ca: Books: Naturalist   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Wilson was perhaps out of my league; I'd partly read his Diversity of Life and perhaps got the most out of it by jumping around and reading what interested me. His other famous books seemed too specialized for me, basically a lover of fiction or action stories.
What Wilson explains so well here, in his own story, is that it is growing up with a FASCINATION with nature, first perhaps as only a hobby, that based on this "fascination for life", great scientists are sometimes born.
Wilson makes the point, echoed by another commentator above, that all of us with a fascination for nature are not so different and perhaps science has not done itself a service by make its field seem so rarified and only for that highly educated PhD.
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 Edge: E.O. Wilson
EDWARD O.WILSON is Pellegrino University Professor Emeritus at Harvard University.
In addition to two Pulitzer Prizes (one of which he shares with Bert Hölldobler), Wilson has won many scientific awards, including the National Medal of Science and the Crafoord Prize of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences.
His books include The Future of Life; Consilience: The Unity of Knowledge; Diversity of Life; The Ants (co-authored with Bert Hölldobler); On Human Nature; Naturalist; Sociobiology: The New Synthesis, Twenty-Fifth Anniversary Edition; Journey to the Ants: A Story of Scientific Exploration (co-authored with Bert Hölldobler); and The Insect Societies.
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 Alibris: Edward Osborne Wilson
Wilson provides fascinating insights into the making of a scientist--a scientist who brings both mind and heart to the task of understanding the intricacies and mysteries of life.
View a video on Professor Wilson entitled "On the Relation of Science and the Humanities" This book is a work of major importance for the development of environmental and behavioral biology; it covers the classification, evolution, anatomy, physiology, and behavior of the higher social insects--ants, social wasps and bees, and termites.
by Rexler, Lyle, and Rexer, Lyle, and Wilson, Edward Osborne (Foreword by)
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 Wilson, Edward O
Wilson, Edward O. American entomologist, sociobiologist, and ecologist Edward Osborne Wilson is one of this century's most influential, yet controversial scientists.
Wilson's most notable field of research, however, was in sociobiology.
In his 1975 book entitled Sociobiology: The New Synthesis, Wilson observed behaviour in insects which suggested that one individual insect is inclined to help its colony, even at possible cost to itself; that is to say the welfare of the entire colony was far more important than that of the individual.
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 Sociobiology by Edward Osborne Wilson   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Sociobiology: A New Synthesis, Wilson's first attempt to outline the new field of study, was first published in 1975 and called for a fairly revolutionary update to the so-called Modern Synthesis of evolutionary biology.
Wilson seeks to explain how group selection, altruism, hierarchies, and sexual selection work in populations of animals, and to identify evolutionary trends and sociobiological characteristics of all animal groups, up to and including man. The insect sections of the books are particularly interesting, given Wilson's status as the world's most famous entomologist.
It is useful to think of an insect colony as a diffuse organism, weighing anywhere from less than a gram to as much as a kilogram and possessing from about a hundred to a million or more tiny mouths.
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 Edward Osborne Wilson
In Zusammenarbeit mit H. MacArthur entwickelte Wilson 1963 in einem Aufsatz und 1967 in "The Theory of Island Biogeography" die erste Theorie, die das Gleichgewicht der Arten in der Natur beschrieb.
Wilson ist eine von nur zwei Personen, die sowohl die höchste US-amerikanische Auszeichnung für Wissenschaftler erhielt (die National Medal of Science, 1976) als auch, und dies gleich zweifach, den höchsten Literaturpreis seines Landes, den Pulitzer Preis für die Sachbücher „On Human Nature“ (1979) und „The Ants“ (1991).
Allerdings hat Wilson nie den Sozialdarwinismus unterstützt, der die Vorstellung des "Überlebens des Stärksten" auf die menschliche Gesellschaft übertragen wollte.
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