E. O. Wilson Writing Styles in Consilience: The Unity of Knowledge

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Perspective

Wilson has made contributions in such areas as population genetics, evolutionary biology, entomology, and ethology. Consilience is a study of sciences that should have a common goal to provide understanding, purpose, and solutions. Through the synthesis he raises issues of scientific purpose, human nature, religion, and rectifies confusion that has entered these areas when wrong premises are adopted or wrong questions are asked. His work inspires with thought-provoking case studies, indicating that science can be better studied when a meaning is adopted. He considers the Enlightenment as the most vital period that delivered important philosophical and scientific concepts that drove civilization to where it is today.

The author argues that social and natural sciences should work together towards solving the most urgent needs of humanity. Wilson raises issues present in all areas of humanity. He considers biology as capable of linking other sciences and phenomena. All subjects that...

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