I'm E.O. Wilson, biologist, researcher, theorist, naturalist, and author, most recently, of Letters to a Young Scientist. AMA!
Good afternoon Reddit! I am Edward O. Wilson, this is my first AMA, and I will be answering questions from about 3:00PM - 4:30PM EST. Also, if any of you are interested, my latest book, Letters to a Young Scientist, was published two weeks ago and contains many of the lessons I've learned during my career. Here is a link for more information on that: http://www.amazon.com/Letters-Young-Scientist-Edward-Wilson/dp/0871403773. And a link to some of my other books, if anyone is curious: http://books.wwnorton.com/books/Edward-O-Wilson/
Ok, please ask away!!
EDIT: It's time for me to take a break. I will check in again tomorrow (and the rest of this week) to answer more. Thanks to all and so sorry I wasn't able to get to everyone's wonderful and learned questions.