June 10, 1929, Edward Osborne Wilson, an entomologist and biologist known for his work in evolution and sociobiology, was born in Alabama.

On this day (June 10), 1929, Edward Osborne Wilson, an entomologist and biologist known for his work on evolution and sociobiology, was born in Alabama.
Wilson has been called "the father of sociobiology " (a field of biology that aims to examine and explain social behavior in terms of evolution) and "the father of biodiversity " (it is the variety biological diversity and the variability of life on Earth) for his defense of the environment and his ideas secular-humanists (philosophy or life posture that embraces the human reason while specifically rejecting religious dogma) and deists (philosophical that rejects revelation as a source of religious knowledge and affirms that reason and observation of the world are sufficient to establish the existence of a Supreme Being) related to religious and ethical issues.
Among his major contributions to ecological theory is the theory of island biogeography, which he developed in collaboration with the mathematical ecologist Robert MacArthur . Island biogeography is a field within biogeography that examines factors affecting species richness and diversification of isolated natural communities. This theory served as the foundation for the field of conservation area design, as well as the neutral unified theory of biodiversityd of Stephen Hubbell .
He has written more than 30 books and published more than 430 scientific articles, some of them being the most cited in history and cover of scientific journals as important as Nature or Science.
In 1995 he was named one of the 25 most influential personalities in the United States by Time magazine, and in 1996 an international poll ranked him as one of the 100 most influential scientists in history.
As a curiosity to mention that on numerous occasions has been nicknamed "The New Darwin", "Darwin's natural heir" or "The Darwin of the 21st century".
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- Hello, what do you want to eat?
- Hello, I want a cheeseburger and a water
- very good
- thank you
- a question, what do you work for?
- I investigate ant populations
- nice
- are you interested?
-not
- and why did you ask?
- because it seems that the work has been brought
- what does it mean?
- well, a lot of ants have come out of his briefcase
- oysters!
- and they are eating the food from the next table
- oysters!
- no, oysters no, ants

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