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

September 2, 2020 in Podcast

[BONUS] Robert Kurzban On the Modular Mind

In this bonus archive episode, David talks with evolutionary psychologist Robert Kurzban.
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August 16, 2020 in Podcast

A Tale of Two Evolutionary Processes, with Rita Colwell

Rita Colwell pioneered the study of microbial ecology and genetics and served as Director of the National Science Foundation during 1998-2004.
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August 16, 2020 in Podcast

Positive Deviance as the Third Way: A Conversation with David K. Hurst

Positive Deviance has been used to prevent child malnourishment in Vietnam, female circumcision in Egypt, and even improve an American pharmaceutical company's outreach to doctors.
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