‘The Social Conquest of Earth’ by E.O. Wilson
Rebutting himself and decades of others, Wilson sloppily details a new hypothesis on biology and behavior
E.O. Wilson, who turns 83 in June, has shifted his attention to less controversial projects, ranging from wildlife conservation to writing fiction. That makes it particularly unfortunate that Wilson has chosen to cap his career with “The Social Conquest of Earth”, a sorry jumble of a book that is sloppy, self-indulgent, and scientifically unsophisticated.