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Advice to Young Scientists — E.O. Wilson

An excellent talk.

In time, all of science will come to be a continuum of description, an explanation of networks, of principles and laws. That’s why you need not just be training in one specialty, but also acquire breadth in other fields, related to and even distant from your own initial choice.

Still curious? Richard Dawkins and Wilson are in quite a row over the theory of evolution. Wilson’s latest book, The Social Conquest of Earth, tackles fundamental questions of religion, philosophy, and science while “overturning the famous theory that evolution naturally encourages creatures to put family first.”