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By Edward O. Wilson, Robert Hass

“Wilson brilliantly analyzes the strength, right away inventive and damaging, of our organic inheritance and daringly advances a grand thought of the origins of human culture." —STEPHEN GREENBLATT, writer of The Swerve on Edward O. Wilson's The Social Conquest of Earth
“Hass [is] a philosophically attentive observer, deep philosopher, and author who dazzles and rousts." —Booklist on Robert Hass' What gentle Can Do
In this shimmering dialog (the outgrowth of an occasion co-sponsored by means of the yankee Museum of common heritage and Poets House), Edward O. Wilson, well known scientist and proponent of “consilience" or the harmony of information, unearths an ardent interlocutor in Robert Hass, whose credo as U.S. poet laureate used to be “imagination makes communities." As they discover the various ways in which poetry and technological know-how increase one another, they shuttle from anthills to historical Egypt and to the heights and depths of human capability. A testomony to how technology and the humanities can sign up for forces to coach and encourage, it results in a passionate plea for conservation of all of the planet's species.
Edward O. Wilson, a biologist, naturalist, and bestselling writer, has got greater than a hundred awards from world wide, together with the Pulitzer Prize. A professor emeritus at Harvard collage, he lives in Lexington, Massachusetts.
Robert Hass' poetry is rooted within the landscapes of his local northern California. He has been presented the MacArthur “Genius" Fellowship, the nationwide booklet Critics Circle Award (twice), the Pulitzer Prize, and the nationwide e-book Award. he's a professor of English at collage of California-Berkeley.

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“Wilson brilliantly analyzes the strength, without delay inventive and damaging, of our organic inheritance and daringly advances a grand thought of the origins of human tradition. " —STEPHEN GREENBLATT, writer of The Swerve on Edward O. Wilson's The Social Conquest of Earth
“Hass [is] a philosophically attentive observer, deep philosopher, and author who dazzles and rousts. " —Booklist on Robert Hass' What gentle Can Do
In this shimmering dialog (the outgrowth of an occasion co-sponsored through the yank Museum of typical heritage and Poets House), Edward O. Wilson, popular scientist and proponent of “consilience" or the harmony of data, reveals an ardent interlocutor in Robert Hass, whose credo as U. S. poet laureate used to be “imagination makes groups. " As they discover the various ways in which poetry and technological know-how improve one another, they commute from anthills to historic Egypt and to the heights and depths of human strength. A testomony to how technology and the humanities can sign up for forces to teach and encourage, it results in a passionate plea for conservation of the entire planet's species.
Edward O. Wilson, a biologist, naturalist, and bestselling writer, has bought greater than a hundred awards from around the globe, together with the Pulitzer Prize. A professor emeritus at Harvard college, he lives in Lexington, Massachusetts.
Robert Hass' poetry is rooted within the landscapes of his local northern California. He has been offered the MacArthur “Genius" Fellowship, the nationwide ebook Critics Circle Award (twice), the Pulitzer Prize, and the nationwide booklet Award. he's a professor of English at collage of California-Berkeley.

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There is no equilibrium between the consequences of group selection favoring altruism—group cooperative behavior—and selfish behavior within the group, trying to get the best we can within the group. And may I suggest that we’ve now come up to the borders of the humanities. Hass: Well, we’ve come to a place where the dance of the tension between these two things must constitute something of what we ' 41 The Poetic Species mean by consciousness, by the experience of having choice and free will and moral life.

Wilson and Robert Hass observation that noticed the hump on the Nile crow’s back and partly by leaps of imagination and by shared testing and dialogue, has made enormous progress in understanding certain things about the world, but the skill of those artists made me feel that we have always been pretty much in the same place with the same kind of knowledge and the same pull back and forth between ways of seeing. wilsOn: One thing biology has brought us is an idea of what the Germans call the Umwelt, the sensory world around us, and how peculiar the human mind is.

And you have, in a way, by writing about the evolution 42 " A Conversation with Edward O. Wilson and Robert Hass of culture. One of the interesting things about this idea is that it has so many echoes in art making. Artists almost always start with a kind of play based on elements that are fixed and variable, things that conventions express, set forms in music, set patterns in comedy, fixed rhythms in poetry, on the one hand, and, on the other, departures from those conventions that lead to new ways of seeing and feeling.

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