Ant-Man and Darwin’s heir .. The death of American scientist Edward Wilson
Wilson is considered the founding father of social biology, and after the publication of one of his books, he sparked a wave of criticism, for considering that humans share genes that influence behavior with many other organisms.
On December 26, the American scientist Edward Osborne Wilson, nicknamed “Darwin’s heir”, died at the age of 92, according to what he said. Enterprise announced that bears his name.
The French newspaper “Le Parisien” said – in a report For her – Wilson was known for his scientific leadership in the study of ants, so he was known as “Ant Man”.
We are deeply saddened to share the passing of E.O. Wilson, preeminent scientist, naturalist, author of #halfearth at 92. “His gift was a deep belief in people and our shared human resolve to save the natural world” – Paula Ehrlichhttps://t.co/suAoRUPil6#eowilson#extinction
— EOWilson Foundation (@EOWilsonFndtn) December 27, 2021
One of the sciences of the twentieth century
Wilson taught at Harvard University for a long time, and authored dozens of books, two of which won the prestigious Pulitzer Prize: the first book “Human Nature” in 1978, and the second book “The Ants” in 1990.
“Wilson Biodiversity Foundation(EO Wilson Biodiversity Foundation), Wilson, who died in Massachusetts, “has dedicated his life to studying the natural world and inspiring others to follow in his footsteps.”
For his part, the scientist Stephen Pinker expressed his sorrow for the death of the “great scientist”, and wrote on Twitter, “We differed on some matters, but this did not affect his humility and willingness to discuss.”
Sad indeed. A great scientist and a lovely man (I’m still grateful for a letter of encouragement he wrote to me early in my career, before we were colleagues). We disagreed about some things, but it didn’t affect his generosity and willingness to engage. https://t.co/3ppqTwhHUf
— Steven Pinker (@sapinker) December 27, 2021
Time magazine had previously described him as “one of the greatest scientific figures of the twentieth century”, highlighting his research in which he focused on the social behavior of ants, and through which he demonstrated that their colonies communicate through the pheromones system.
Wilson is considered the founding father of Sociobiology, and after the publication of one of his books, he raised a large wave of criticism, for considering that humans share genes that influence behavior with many other organisms.