Wilson is an American biologist noted for founding the science of sociobiology.
In his book Sociobiology: The New Synthesis
(1975) he argued that all human behavior, including altruism, is genetically based, and therefore “selfish.”Wilson's On Human Nature (1978) won the Pulitzer Prize
(1984) suggests that human attraction to other living things is innate; and Consilience
(1998) urges wider integration of the sciences. Other books by Wilson are Insect Societies
(1971), The Diversity of Life
(1992), The Ants
, with Bert Hölldobler (1990; Pulitzer Prize), and The Future of Life