THE CREATION: AN APPEAL TO SAVE LIVE ON EARTH

Date

October 11, 2006

Speaker

E. O. Wilson

Overview

Drawing on his work as a biologist Wilson will demonstrate that survival of life on this planet is endangered as never before, as we face the early extinction of at least half of the species of plants and animals on earth before the end of this century. In a tour of the most endangered environments, Wilson traces the fate of coral reefs and amphibians, whose precipitous decline could presage our own. Dr. Wilson’s new book is written in the form of a letter to a Southern Baptist pastor, suggesting there are compelling spiritual reasons, as well as environmental, to protect the Earth’s biodiversity. He suggests a mutually respectful alliance of science and religion, putting metaphysical differences aside in the service of real-world goals, so that some of the greatest problems of the 21st century might be solved quickly.

Speakers

E. O. Wilson

E.O. Wilson has twice received the Pulitzer Prize (for THE ANTS and ON HUMAN NATURE) and over 100 other awards including the US National Medal of Science, Japan’s International Prize for Biology and the Audubon Medal. He is the author of more than 20 books and is the Pellegrino University Research Professor, Emeritus, at Harvard University, where he taught for nearly five decades.