E. O. Wilson

E. O. Wilson – Every major religion today is…


“Every major religion today is a winner in the Darwinian struggle waged among cultures, and none ever flourished by tolerating its rivals.”
-E. O. Wilson

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E. O. Wilson – If those committed to the…


“If those committed to the quest fail, they will be forgiven. When lost, they will find another way. The moral imperative of humanism is the endeavor alone, whether successful or not, provided the effort is honorable and failure memorable.”
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E. O. Wilson – Individual versus group selection results…


“Individual versus group selection results in a mix of altruism and selfishness, of virtue and sin, among the members of a society.”
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E. O. Wilson – True character arises from a…


“True character arises from a deeper well than religion.”
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E. O. Wilson – Nature holds the key to…


“Nature holds the key to our aesthetic, intellectual, cognitive and even spiritual satisfaction.”
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E. O. Wilson – Religious beliefs evolved by group…


“Religious beliefs evolved by group-selection, tribe competing against tribe, and the illogic of religions is not a weakness but their essential strength.”
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E. O. Wilson – Blind faith, no matter how…


“Blind faith, no matter how passionately expressed, will not suffice. Science for its part will test relentlessly every assumption about the human condition.”
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E. O. Wilson – The biological evolutionary perception of…


“The biological evolutionary perception of life and of human qualities is radically different from that of traditional religion, whether it’s Southern Baptist or Islam or any religion that believes in a supernatural supervalance over humanity.”
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E. O. Wilson – The essence of humanity’s spiritual…


“The essence of humanity’s spiritual dilemma is that we evolved genetically to accept one truth and discovered another. Is there a way to erase the dilemma, to resolve the contradictions between the transcendentalist and the empiricist world views?”
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E. O. Wilson – By any reasonable measure of…


“By any reasonable measure of achievement, the faith of the Enlightenment thinkers in science was justified.”
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