E.O. Wilson:
Advice to a young scientist

TEDMED 2012 · 14:56 · Filmed Apr 2012

"The world needs you, badly," says legendary biologist E.O. Wilson in his letter to a young scientist. He gives advice collected from a lifetime of experience — and reminds us that wonder and creativity are the center of the scientific life.

Biologist E.O. Wilson explores the world of ants and other tiny creatures, and writes movingly about the way all creatures great and small are interdependent. Full bio