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Scientist Laureate? E.O. Wilson

Gene ExpressionBy Razib KhanNov 18, 2006 11:33 AM

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This week's Ask a ScienceBlogger:

Who would you nominate for Scientist Laureate, if such a position existed?...

E.O. Wilson. Wilson combines the skills of a serious researcher with literary grace and social/political prominence. With the passing from the scene of Carl Sagan I can't think of any other great scientist who can compare. Yes, there are greater stars in the heavens such as Edward Witten, but none who burn so brightly for the delicate eyes of the common man.

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