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. .

Recent Posts

October 4, 2021 in Biology, Economy

Stewarding the Cultural Evolution of Complex Systems: The Case of Regenerative Agriculture

A conversation with Prof. Nicholas R. Jordan, founder of Forever Green which is one of the most ambitious efforts to transition from conventional farming practices to regenerative agriculture
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May 12, 2021 in Business

Agile as a Case Study of Cultural Multilevel Selection: A Conversation with Laurent Alt

Multilevel Selection (MLS) is a theoretical framework that originated for the study of genetic evolution but is just as useful for the study of cultural evolution. MLS theory begins with…
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April 7, 2021 in Biology

Evolution and Contextual Behavioral Science: Past, Present, and Future

Evolution is inherently a contextual science. Species are shaped by aspects of their environments that impact survival and reproduction, thanks to heritable variation. Basic scientific research, therefore, begins in the…
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