We are sad to report that TVOL has lost one of its topic editors, Rafe Sagarin, who was killed while riding his bicycle. Rafe was trained as a marine ecologist but like so many evolutionary scientists, he transcended disciplinary boundaries with ease. He authored two books: Observation and Ecology: Broadening the Scope of Science to Understand a Complex World (with Anibal Pauchard) and Learning from the Octopus: How Secrets from Nature Can Help Us Understand Terrorist Attacks, Natural Disasters, and Disease.  One of his ongoing projects was to transform the 700,000 gallon ocean biome at the biosphere 2 closed ecosystem into a living model of the Gulf of California.

Rafe joined TVOL at its inception (see my introduction interview with him) and the articles that he wrote are listed below. He will be missed.


Published On: May 29, 2015

David Sloan Wilson

David Sloan Wilson

David Sloan Wilson is SUNY Distinguished Professor of Biology and Anthropology at Binghamton University. He applies evolutionary theory to all aspects of humanity in addition to the rest of life, both in his own research and as director of EvoS, a unique campus-wide evolutionary studies program that recently received NSF funding to expand into a nationwide consortium. His books include Darwin’s Cathedral: Evolution, Religion, and the Nature of Society, Evolution for Everyone: How Darwin’s Theory Can Change the Way We Think About Our Lives, and The Neighborhood Project: Using Evolution to Improve My City, One Block at a Time and Does Altruism Exist? Culture, Genes, and the Welfare of Others. .


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