David Sloan Wilson is famous for his work on group selection, a.k.a. multi-level selection, and it is quite a coup for Seed and Scienceblogs.com that he has joined our ranks. Please visit E4E and say hey.


  1. #1 NewEnglandBob
    October 21, 2009

    I have subscribed there and will give it a try. I am not a fan of his work.

    First negative strike is his approval process for comments.

  2. #2 Greg Laden
    October 21, 2009

    That approval process is the default on new blogs. Hopefully that will go away.

    I also disagree with much of what he has put forward but he’s a smart guy and he’s not an asshole. I don’t ask for much more in the blogosphere. There will be some interesting conversations.

  3. #3 NewEnglandBob
    October 22, 2009

    Then let the fun commence šŸ™‚

    It has been >12 hours and my welcome comment is still not there.

    (hmmmm…. Am I a victim of instant gratification? I am old enough to remember that one of my first inter-continental emails actually got to the other side of the continent is only a few hours!)

  4. #4 Greg Laden
    October 22, 2009

    I’ve only seen the launch of a blog go smoothly in a few instances. Quichemoraine.com was smooth.

  5. #5 noel
    October 22, 2009

    He writes very clearly and very articulately. This is good: “…they stuff the believer, like a human cannonball, into an ideological cannon to be shot in the direction of glory and away from ruin.”
    I don’t know yet how much I agree with his ideas, but I’m very interested in hearing rebuttals from those of you who disagree. I do know that a lot of folks who are atheists often can’t defend their statements very well, which seems to support Wilson’s position.