Evolution and the Future of the Earth
August 18, 2010
E. O. Wilson
University Research Professor Emeritus at Harvard University
The Darwinian revolution began in a new understanding of how species change through time by means of natural selection, and affirms that each species, including our own, is genetically adapted in exquisite detail for life in a particular environment. Dr. Wilson highlights the studies of adaptation through time and the diversity of the millions of other species that are the core of evolutionary biology. He points out that functional biology, including medical research, will do well to incorporate the study of biodiversity and the process of evolution that has created it.