A Conversation With E.O. Wilson

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Acacias in the Serengeti

In Biophilia, Wilson says the human body is well-adapted to life on the African savannas (above, acacias in the Serengeti), then asks, "But is the mind predisposed to life on the savanna, such that beauty in some fashion can be said to lie in the genes of the beholder?" The jury remains out, but strong supporting evidence is accumulating.

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