This View of Life Anything and everything from an evolutionary perspective.
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David Sloan Wilson
David Sloan Wilson
is the SUNY Distinguished Professor of Biology and Anthropology at Binghamton University and Arne Næss Chair in Global Justice and the Environment at the University of Oslo

The TVOL1000 is a tribe of people who understand the meaning of “this view of life” and are committed to putting it into action. Like a church or an activist movement, we support ourselves with a large number of small donations.

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  • You help to catalyze acceptance and understanding of evolution, especially in relation to human affairs and the long term sustainability of the earth.
  • You get to work with the Evolution Institute and its online magazine This View of Life.
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You will receive our exclusive newsletter and a survey that enables you to provide information about yourself and your interest in “this view of life”. In the meantime, enjoy our gallery of people from all walks of life who have joined the TVOL1000 and have shared what “this view of life” means to them.


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  1. Dennis D. Embry says:

    Understanding evolution is vital for improving the wellbeing our the current and future generations. Unlike other creatures on the planet, we have the cognitive ability to understand how natural selection processes can or might operate on daily lives, our behavior, and even our genes. Thus, we are empowered to be co-creators, rather than blind passengers of our futures. For me this is profound spiritual gift, if we choose to use this knowledge wisely. In my daily work, I realize that I, as a human, am a “co-designer” of our futures. That incurs considerable responsibility to think and choose wisely.

  2. Local Knowledge Tapui says:

    Can we pay via Paypal or online banking so as to avoid credit card transaction? We have $NZ and UK pound accounts. Kia ora from Aotearoa : )

  3. David Schuy says:

    This project is really great because understanding evolution is very important to understand our origins and why we are here in the first place. And I have to admit that I am a huge fan of Prof. David Sloan Wilson. His books and work are great! He is one of the founder of the multilevel selection which is a key in understanding pro social behavior in the animal (including humans) world. And the between-group selection can indeed give the ecplanation for this “mystery”, which it isn’t anymore. Thank you Prof. Wilson for this project. I hope I can join more to this and engage with you from time to time.