This View of Life Magazine & Podcast
This View of Life covers anything and everything from an evolutionary perspective. Founded in 2014 by David Sloan Wilson and Robert Kadar, it is the only online magazine representing the evolutionary worldview by scientists for scientists and the scientifically curious general readership. TVOL is written primarily by evolutionary biologists and scholars that expand upon, as well as critique, evolutionary thought and its implications for contemporary life.
Remembering Richard Lewontin: A Tribute From a Student Who Never Got to Meet Him
We have lost one of the twentieth century’s deepest thinkers in biology, a less flashy personality than better-known names (like E.O. Wilson, Richard Dawkins, and Stephen Jay Gould), but whose work and writings are more deeply significant …
Agile as a Case Study of Cultural Multilevel Selection: A Conversation with Laurent Alt
By Laurent Alt, David Sloan Wilson
Multilevel Selection (MLS) is a theoretical framework that originated for the study of genetic evolution but is just as useful for the study of cultural evolution. MLS theory begins with the fact that evolution takes place in a nested hierarchy of units …
Why Is A Polo Shirt Like A Peacock’s Tail?
There is considerable evidence for the relationship between men’s socioeconomic status and their abilities to acquire mates and produce offspring. Several large cross-cultural studies demonstrate that women evaluate prospective partners’ socioeconomic status more so than men …
NYU-Stern School of Business, author of The Righteous Mind: Why Good People are Divided by Politics and Religion, and EI Scientific Advisory Board Member
Geographer and Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Guns, Germs and Steel, Collapse, and The World Until Yesterday