For someone forecasting Armageddon, linkurl:E.O. Wilson;http://www.the-scientist.com/article/display/14350/ is surprisingly optimistic. The Harvard professor, along with Harvard divinity professor Harvey Cox spoke at the Philadelphia Free Library last night with a message of hope ? not just for rescuing the humanity from its path of self- and planet-destruction, but for doing so through a deeper communication between science and religion. Wilson?s latest book, __The Creation__, calls upon the religious, particularly the evangelical Christian community to join him in his quest to ?save the creation? by convincing the public that Earth?s biodiversity is worth hanging on to. He even places a price tag on it: $30 billion to save the 2.3% of land mass that houses roughly half the species on earth. Cox?s latest book __When Jesus Came to Harvard__ didn?t get discussed much. Cox himself admitted to being ?more excited about Ed?s book than my own,? and he further emphasized the call...
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