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Biophilia
by Edward O. Wilson
published by Harvard University Press
© 1984 by The President and Fellows of Harvard College


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From Natural History
A fine memoir by one of America's foremost evolutionary biologists. E. O. Wilson defines biophilia as "the innate tendency [in human beings] to focus on life and lifelike process. To an extent still undervalued in philosophy and religion, our existence depends on this propensity, our spirit is woven from it, hopes rise on its currents."

Scientifically demonstrating this human propensity would be a task beyond the scope of today's biology, and Wilson wisely eschews that course. Instead, he relies on his own experiences and feelings as a field biologist, cleverly interweaving them with the facts, history, and philosophy of evolutionary biology and an eclectic set of cultural observations.
~~ by Paul R. Ehrlich

** Check out our CD release by Vinson Valega, entitled, "Biophilia."

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