E. O. Wilson

Professor, Academic

1929 –

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Who is E. O. Wilson?

Edward Osborne "E. O." Wilson is an American biologist, researcher, theorist, naturalist and author. His biological specialty is myrmecology, the study of ants, on which he is considered to be the world's leading authority.

Wilson is known for his scientific career, his role as "the father of sociobiology", his environmental advocacy, and his secular-humanist and deist ideas pertaining to religious and ethical matters.

Wilson was the Joseph Pellegrino University Research Professor in Entomology for the Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology at Harvard University and a Fellow of the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry. He is a Humanist Laureate of the International Academy of Humanism. He is a two-time winner of the Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction and a New York Times bestseller for The Social Conquest of Earth and Letters to a Young Scientist.

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Born
Jun 10, 1929
Birmingham
Also known as
  • Edward Osborne Wilson
  • Edward O. Wilson
  • E. O.
Parents
Spouses
Children
Religion
  • Humanism
  • Deism
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • PhD, Harvard University
    Biology
    ( - 1955)
  • Master of Science, University of Alabama
    Biology
    ( - 1950)
  • Bachelor of Science, University of Alabama
    Biology
    ( - 1949)
Employment
  • Harvard University
Lived in
  • Birmingham

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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