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E.O. Wilson - Of Ants And Men

An exploration of the remarkable life and groundbreaking ideas of biologist E.O Wilson, founder of the discipline of sociobiology, world authority on insects and Pulitzer-prize winning writer on the subject of human nature. In Wilson, we see an endearing personality who is one of the great scientists and thinkers of our time.

E.O. Wilson of Ants and Men

1h 52m

An exploration of the remarkable life and groundbreaking ideas of biologist E.O Wilson, founder of the discipline of sociobiology.

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    E.O. Wilson of Ants and Men

    1h 52m

    An exploration of the remarkable life and groundbreaking ideas of biologist E.O Wilson, founder of the discipline of sociobiology.

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    An exploration of the remarkable life and groundbreaking ideas of biologist E.O Wilson, founder of the discipline of sociobiology, world authority on insects and Pulitzer-prize winning writer on the subject of human nature.

  • Island Apocalypse: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Island Apocalypse

    5m 20s

    Wilson went down to Florida Bay, where there are thousands of mangrove islands, used an exterminator to fumigate some islands and eliminate all of its creatures. He did this so he could then carefully record the rate at which insect species re-colonized the little island. The result strikingly confirmed his hypothesis that resulted in a book called The Theory of Island Biogeography.

  • Becoming Human: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Becoming Human

    4m 14s

    Our minds and emotions evolved in nature. To understand them we have to understand that evolution. We know a lot about how the human form came about and the rate at which the forebrain grew and the head shaped. But the one thing that’s been lacking in the explanation of the origin of humanity and, therefore, lacking in terms of the meaning of humanity is the origin of our social behavior.

  • Web of Life: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Web of Life

    4m 30s

    The word biodiversity spread around the world at astonishing speed, and people began to use it to realize that there was something more to living nature than just the occasional big pictures of jungles they see.

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