Wednesday, September 20, 2006
Cambridge, Massachusetts: It's hard to picture, if you know him only by his scientific reputation, but E.O. Wilson (brief bio) confesses it freely: He loves watching preachers on television.
Wilson is an internationally renowned biologist who has based his extraordinarily productive five-decade career at that great bastion of secular humanism, Harvard University. At 77, his work and his worldview are so thoroughly entwined with Darwinian theory that they're impossible to imagine without it. His reverence is for the wondrous creatures and intricate interconnections of the natural world, not for any supreme being.
So what's he doing tuning in those evangelical sermons from the megachurches? [Evolution, Review]
Listen to Edward Osborn Wilson discuss his book on WBUR's 'On Point' program.
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