Wednesday, September 20, 2006

 

Science And Salvation: E.O. Wilson's 'The Creation'

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]
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The above are the opening paragraphs of the Washington Post's 5-page article 'Science and Salvation' based on E.O. Wilson's new book "The Creation: An Appeal to Save Life on Earth" (Amazon UK | US)

Listen to Edward Osborn Wilson discuss his book on WBUR's 'On Point' program.

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