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

April 10, 2018 in Morality

Learning from Gossip about Free Speech

Gossip is highly moral, sophisticated, and sensitive to context. Can we use this to improve our communication online and in society at large?
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April 4, 2018 in Business

The Business World Needs Multilevel Selection (MLS) Theory

MLS theory makes it crystal clear that unless competition is appropriately structured and refereed, it can do a lot more harm than good.
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March 29, 2018 in Biology, Economy

Systems Engineering as Cultural Group Selection: A Conversation with Guru Madhavan

Systems engineering can be seen as an exceptionally pure form of artificial cultural group selection, which explicitly treats a physical or a social system as the unit of selection and…
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