The Origin of the Arts

The Origin of the Arts

Famed Harvard sociobiologist and Pellegrino University Professor emeritus E.O. Wilson writes about Art:

“The exact date at which the process leading to authentic creative arts is unknown.”

“On the Origins of the Arts,” E.O. Wilson, Harvard Magazine

Well, one thing’s for sure: E.O. Wilson can’t write worth a damn. Read that article and see.


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One Response to “The Origin of the Arts”

  1. Mike Licht Says:


    “… Wilson appears to be capping his career with The Social Conquest of Earth, a sorry jumble of a book that is sloppy, self-indulgent, and scientifically unsophisticated.”

    “‘The Social Conquest of Earth’ by E.O. Wilson,” Seth Mnookin, The Boston Globe

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