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. .

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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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February 22, 2019 in Biology, Commentaries

Evolutionary Mismatch and What To Do About It

A critical moment in the life of a sea turtle is when it hatches from its egg, digs its way to the surface of the beach, and makes its way…
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