E.O. Wilson

Was Einstein right about imagination?

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About E.O. Wilson

Edward Osborne Wilson is generally recognized as one of the leading biologists in the world. He is also recognized as one of the foremost naturalists in both science and literature, as well as synthesizer in works stretching from pure biology to the social sciences and humanities. Wilson is acknowledged as the creator of two scientific disciplines (island biogeography and sociobiology), three unifying concepts for science and the humanities jointly (biophilia, biodiversity studies, and consilience), and one major technological advance in the study of global biodiversity (the Encyclopedia of Life).

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Renowned biologist E.O. Wilson offers advice to young scientists, exhorting them to "think like a poet and work like a bookkeeper" and to "step away from the blackboard," among bits of wisdom.

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