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In Ecology Studies and Selfless Ants, He Finds Hope for the Future

Two months ago saw the arrival of his latest work, Genesis: The Deep Origins of Society, an update and reconsideration of some ideas on evolution introduced in Edward O. Wilson’s earlier books. Genesis, he insists, is “one of the most important books I’ve written.” To discuss Genesis, and to learn Wilson’s thoughts on the new controversies the book might ignite, Quanta visited him last month at his home in Lexington, Massachusetts.

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