David Sloan Wilson

David Sloan Wilson is SUNY Distinguished Professor of Biology and Anthropology at Binghamton University. He applies evolutionary theory to all aspects of humanity in addition to the rest of life, both in his own research and as director of EvoS, a unique campus-wide evolutionary studies program that recently received NSF funding to expand into a nationwide consortium. His books include Darwin’s Cathedral: Evolution, Religion, and the Nature of Society, Evolution for Everyone: How Darwin’s Theory Can Change the Way We Think About Our Lives, and The Neighborhood Project: Using Evolution to Improve My City, One Block at a Time and Does Altruism Exist? Culture, Genes, and the Welfare of Others. .

Recent Posts

May 10, 2019 in Anthropology, Biology

Group Selection in Every Way Except Using the Words: A Critique of “The Goodness Paradox” by Richard Wrangham

Wrangham's new book on the evolution of cooperation gets many things right. But he errs in thinking that he can develop his thesis without invoking group selection.
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April 15, 2019 in Biology

Excerpt from “This View of Life” by David Sloan Wilson

Excerpted from This View of Life by David Sloan Wilson. Copyright © 2019 by David Sloan Wilson. All rights reserved. No part of this excerpt may be reproduced or reprinted without permission…
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March 6, 2019 in Biology, Morality

What All Theories of Social Evolution Share In Common

If prosocial behaviors are vulnerable to more self-serving behaviors in every group where both types of behaviors occur, then how can they evolve by natural selection?
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