The Social Conquest of Earth
April 12, 2012
Lecture and booksigning by Edward O. Wilson
THURSDAY, APRIL 12, 6:00 PM
Edward O. Wison, Professor Emeritus at Harvard, has dedicated much of his 60 years in biology to the study of social insects. In his latest book, The Social Conquest of Earth, he turns his focus to another successful organism—humans—and addresses three fundamental questions of religion and philosophy: who are we, where we are going, and from where did we come? Wilson addresses many fields—mathematics, human genetics, neuroscience, cognitive psychology, and evolutionary biology—to explain the origin of humans and our domination of the Earth’s biosphere. Booksigning and reception to follow.
Free and open to the public, Harvard Museum of Natural History, 24 Oxford Street. Free parking available in the 52 Oxford Street garage.