[Hac-announce] July 2016 Book Discussion: "The Social Conquest of Earth" by E.O. Wilson

Kevin Gough or Paula Jones kvngough at aol.com
Tue Jun 21 16:13:48 EDT 2016

Our book for July is The Social Conquest of Earth by noted biologist and secular humanist Frank Norris. The discussion will take place Saturday, July 16, 2016 at 2 pm in the library of the Unitarian Society of New Haven at 700 Hartford Turnpike, Hamden.


A New York Times Notable Book: From the most celebrated heir to Darwin comes a groundbreaking book on evolution, the summa work of Edward O. Wilson's legendary career.

"Biologist E. O. Wilson’s brilliant new volume, The Social Conquest of Earth, could more aptly be entitled ‘Biology’s Conquest of Science’. Drawing on his deep understanding of entomology and his extraordinarily broad knowledge of the natural and social sciences, Wilson makes a strong case for the synthesis of knowledge across disciplines. Understanding the biological origin of what makes us human can help us to build better theories of social and psychological interaction; in turn, understanding how other social species have evolved may help us to better understand the origin of our own. But the main reason that Wilson’s book is successful is that he also brings into biology the best of what social science has to offer." James H. Fowler - Nature 

"A sweeping account of the human rise to domination of the biosphere, rounded out with broad reflections on art, ethics, language and religion." Jennifer Schuessler - New York Times 

The book is readily available in numerous libraries around the state.

Refreshments will be served.

(Note: Attached is the book list and dates for the rest of 2016.)




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