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Edward O. Wilson, PhD Biography

Professor Emeritus in the Department of Biology at Harvard University
Pro to the question "Is Sexual Orientation Determined at Birth?"

“Homosexuality is normal in a biological sense, that it is a distinctive beneficial behavior that evolved as an important element in human social organization. Homosexuals may be the genetic carriers of some of mankind’s rare altruistic impulses.”

On Human Nature, 1978

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Harvard University, Pellegrino University Research Professor, Emeritus
  • Board of Directors: Conservation International (1997-present), American Museum of Natural History (1993-present), The Nature Conservancy (1993-present), American Academy for Liberal Education (1992-present), New York Botanical Garden (1992-1995), World Wildlife Fund (1984-1994), Marine Biological Laboratories (1976-1980)
  • Presidential Citation, American Psychological Association, 1999
  • Crafoord Prize, Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, 1990
  • National Medal of Science, 1976
  • Distinguished Service Award, American Institute of Biological Sciences, 1976
  • Pulitzer Prize winning author of On Human Nature (1979) and The Ants (1991)
  • President of the Society for the Study of Evolution, 1973
  • PhD, Biology, Harvard University, 1955
  • MS, Biology, University of Alabama, 1950
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Quoted in:
  1. Is Sexual Orientation Determined at Birth?