Edward O. Wilson is a world-class naturalist and entomologist based at Harvard University. He is also an outstanding science writer, with two Pullitzer prizes to his name, and curator of Harvard’s Museum of Comparative Zoology.
An hour-long presentation by Wilson, entitled ‘On the relation of science and the humanities’, can be viewed on at the Harvard at Home site. The presentation is broken up into 9 segments (an introduction, the quest for unity of knowledge, the borderline disciplines, human nature: color and incest, aesthetic judgement, erotic aesthetics, co-evolution of genes and culture, conclusions and a Q & A session).
In this interview, Wilson discusses his new book, “The Creation”. The podcast is in two parts (from New Scientist‘s SciPod series).