Lord of the Ants

  • Published 1 year ago
  • Not Rated

Occasionally there is a giant in the arena of science, someone who transcends the narrow limits of a particular line of research and alters our worldview. EO Wilson is a man. Ant expert EO Wilson has devoted his career to the study of small creatures. However, what separates him is his ability to step back and see the grand scheme of things.

The newly appointed Harvard University, Wilson ignores the charges for molecular biologists who work with the ants is a mere “stamp collecting.” You will find extraordinary means of communication ants, opening new areas of study.

Wilson realizes that the chemicals that govern the behavior of an ant must have a genetic basis. Does this true for other animals, including humans? His response, the 1975 book Sociobiology, a storm of controversy. As the controversy dies down slowly, Wilson turns his attention to a new crisis: the continuing loss of biodiversity.

In the Florida Keys, which carries out an innovative experiment that provides key data for the new field of conservation biology. Now in its sixth decade of Harvard University, Wilson launched his Encyclopedia of Life, and continues to write books and actively campaigning to protect what remains of the endangered ecosystems in the world. (Excerpt from pbs.org)

From Around the Web

Related Videos

giant jellyfish
youtube icon

The world is under attack. What is the first thing that popped inside your head? In most cases, you think of terrorists. We are all under attack by terrorists around the world.But ...

  • 71
  • 3 days ago
  • 10(1)
climate change Australia
youtube icon

Many people do not know this, but Australia drifts northwards by 3 inches per year. There will come a point in the future when Oceania and Asia will come into direct contact,...

  • 311
  • 1 month ago
  • 9(2)
plant world
youtube icon

We know animals have their own language they use to communicate. We study their language for years, trying to get just a glimpse of it, in a way to understand their communication...

  • 435
  • 1 month ago
  • Not Rated
namib desert
youtube icon

Stretching almost 120 miles inland from the Atlantic Coast towards East, the Namib Desert is one of the biggest, and also one of the oldest deserts in the world. The Namib has en...

  • 374
  • 2 months ago
  • Not Rated

3,411 Videos / 2,815,739 Views
Related Articles
In the past 50 years, the human population has gone from 3.3 billion, to 7.4 billion. In the same time, animal populatio...
  • 372
  • 2 months ago
Some of the new species are hybrids, some of them thrive in human-dominated world, and some still enjoy the solitude of ...
  • 335
  • 3 months ago
Horison is a gold mine, as the price of the first offspring is around $55,000, while for the next offspring, the price g...
  • 621
  • 5 months ago
While the project won’t replace the Eiffel Tower probably as the Parisian icon, it will certainly put another icon in ...
  • 630
  • 6 months ago