Watch E.O. Wilson Discuss “A Window on Eternity” on “Charlie Rose”

In an engaging appearance on May 6, 2014, E.O. Wilson visited Charlie Rose  to discuss his latest book, A Window on Eternity.  In a twenty-five minute interview, Wilson and host Charlie Rose covered a number of fascinating topics:

— the work of Greg Carr, Piotr Naskrecki, and Joyce Poole at Gorongosa National Park in Mozambique

— how Gorongosa National Park is one of Africa’s best, most diverse, and grandest parks

— the dangers of tinkering with the Earth’s flora and fauna, which represent 3.5 billion years of evolution

— how humanity may need to contend with “the age of loneliness”

— what science tells us about the human condition

— how anthropologists, archaeologists, and ecologists have put together a picture of how humanity emerged as a biological species

— how he explains the power of religion and creation stories

— his argument with Richard Dawkins about the evolution of advanced human behavior

— what he regards in hindsight as his most serious misjudgments over his scientific career

— the degree to which global warming is threatening

— his opinion about fusion technology

Wilson and Rose also view and discuss at length a number of Piotr Naskrecki’s photographs from A Window on Eternity.

Watch E.O. Wilson’s interview with Charlie Rose below:

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