David Sloan Wilson (SUNY Distinguished Professor, Binghamton University, USA) has made foundational contributions to Darwin’s theory of evolution. His work expands the horizon of evolutionary thinking beyond genetic evolution to include all of the fast-paced changes taking place around us (cultural evolution) and within us (each individual as an evolving entity). This expansion allows evolutionary theory to be related to religious and spiritual traditions more than ever before, including the necessity of an ethics for the whole world. Wilson’s most recent book, and the one most relevant to his conversation with His Holiness the Dalai Lama, is This View of Life: Completing the Darwinian Revolution.

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