We are delighted to invite you to share an evening with Edward O. Wilson, the legendary father of Sociobiology and Biodiversity, in conversation with Mike Gunton. Professor Wilson is here in the UK to champion MEMO, the “Alexandrine” project to build a global beacon for biodiversity on the Jurassic Coast. He will also be discussing his explosive new book, The Meaning of Human Existence, in which he brings together science and philosophy, knowledge and imagination to create a twenty-first century treatise on the difference between human beings and other species. Wilson is alarmed by the possibility of human behaviour interrupting the process of natural selection: are we facing the greatest moral dilemma since God stayed the hand of Abraham?
E. O Wilson is the author of the New York Times bestsellers, The Social Conquest of Earth and Anthill: A Novel. He has twice won the Pulitzer Prize, and is the recipient of over a hundred awards for his contributions to science and conservation.
” Every time humanity has been in danger of extinguishing itself, our consciousness and our conscience have led us to come together. That’s the big issue of the 21st century. That’s the great fight of the next 25 years.” — Bill Clinton on The Social Conquest of Earth.
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