The Social Conquest of Earth - WikipediaRichard Dawkins 1 begins his review of E. Appealing to authority is a risky business in science, as Dawkins appreciates, because scientific progress often involves the few prevailing against the many. This is in contrast to their outsized images on the public stage, as if they are the only two figures meriting attention and all the important ideas sprang from them. I mean Dawkins and Wilson no disrespect by calling them two among many. I trust that they would agree and would defer to others especially when it comes to mathematical models, which is not their area of expertise. If the public is going to become literate on the issues at stake—as well they should, because they are fundamental to the study of human sociality—then they will need to realize that both Wilson and Dawkins get some things right and other things wrong. Moreover, the entire community of scientists is in more agreement than the infamous exchange in Nature seems to indicate.
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Wilson adapted the title of Paul Gauguin 's famous mural as a theme -- "What are we? Wilson argues, building on the paper "The evolution of eusociality" by Wilson, Martin Nowak and Corina Tarnita in Nature , for more importance of group selection and against the idea of kin selection. The Nature article was controversial, with many experts arguing against its conclusions, including an "outraged response" later in the same journal by authors. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The Social Conquest of Earth Cover of the first edition. New York Times. Retrieved 24 October