E. O. Wilson – I had in mind a…

I had in mind a message, although I hope it doesn’t intrude too badly, persuading…


“I had in mind a message, although I hope it doesn’t intrude too badly, persuading Americans, and especially Southerners, of the critical importance of land and our vanishing natural environment and wildlife.”
-E. O. Wilson

E. O. Wilson – You are capable of more…

You are capable of more than you know. Choose a goal that seems right for…


“You are capable of more than you know. Choose a goal that seems right for you and strive to be the best, however hard the path. Aim high. Behave honorably. Prepare to be alone at times, and to endure failure. Persist! The world needs all you can give.”
-E. O. Wilson

E. O. Wilson – So in my freshman year…

So in my freshman year at the University of Alabama, learning the literature on evolution…


“So in my freshman year at the University of Alabama, learning the literature on evolution, what was known about it biologically, just gradually transformed me by taking me out of literalism and increasingly into a more secular, scientific view of the world.”
-E. O. Wilson

E. O. Wilson – If those committed to the…

If those committed to the quest fail, they will be forgiven. When lost, they will…


“If those committed to the quest fail, they will be forgiven. When lost, they will find another way. The moral imperative of humanism is the endeavor alone, whether successful or not, provided the effort is honorable and failure memorable.”
-E. O. Wilson

E. O. Wilson – The biological evolutionary perception of…

The biological evolutionary perception of life and of human qualities is radically different from that…


“The biological evolutionary perception of life and of human qualities is radically different from that of traditional religion, whether it’s Southern Baptist or Islam or any religion that believes in a supernatural supervalance over humanity.”
-E. O. Wilson