Nature Lovers Will Swarm to Hear Dr. Mark Moffett (aka Dr. Bugs) Speak About The Social Lives of Ants & Humans
Widely known for his articles and photographs in National Geographic Magazine, Mark W. Moffett,
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Moffett earned his doctorate under Edward O. Wilson at the Museum of Comparative Zoology at Harvard, and is currently a visiting scholar in human evolutionary biology at Harvard University. On May 2nd Dr. Moffett returns to Harvard for a lecture and book signing about his new book The Human Swarm (April, Basic Books).
His thesis is as follows: scientists routinely explain that humans rule the planet because of our intelligence, tools, or language, but Moffett argues that our biggest asset is our ability to be comfortable around strangers. He asserts that this ability –
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