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

January 12, 2018 in Culture, Morality, Religion

Religious Epigenetics

How can conservative and progressive Christian denominations churches be so different from each other, despite sharing the same sacred text? For the same reason that skin and liver cells can…
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December 22, 2017 in Interview, Mind

Thinking Clearly About Collective Intelligence: A Conversation with Geoff Mulgan about his new book Big Mind

A conversation with Geoff Mulgan, founder of the think tank Demos and current chief executive of Nesta, the UK’s National Endowment for Science, on his new book "Big Mind: How…
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December 4, 2017 in Culture, Morality

Truth-Telling and the Power of Norms

It is easy to imagine modern society falling apart due to the collapse of truth-telling norms. Nevertheless, thinking about norms from an evolutionary perspective provides grounds for hope.
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