【真正的 Edward Wilson】

Edward Wilson 去世,享年 92。但他絕不是某國官方所偽造的 Edward Wilson。而是如假包換的 Edward Osborne Wilson (June 10, 1929 – December 26, 2021)。他不是瑞士學者,而是美國著名生物學家。早年以研究螞蟻成名。他的動物社群學 (sociobiology) 也曾吸引不少科學家討論。他更是一位生態保育的活躍分子,創辦了 Edward Wilson Foundation 保護生物多樣性 (biodiversity)。但鮮為人知的,就是他曾寫過一本名為《創造》的書。內容是邀請福音派牧者齊來與科學家合作保護這個地球。他不是教徒,但他深信科學與宗教合作才能保育這個大地。這本書出版之後,我並找不到福音派有什麼回應。看見今天北美福音派對保育大地仍然無動於衷,確實有點慚愧。


福音派請細閱他的邀請:

E. O. Wilson, The Creation: An Appeal to Save Life on Earth:


"you have the power to help solve a great problem about which I care deeply. I hope you have the same concern. I suggest that we set aside our differences in order to save the Creation. The defense of living Nature is a universal value." p. 4


"Pastor, we need your help. The Creation - living Nature - is in deep trouble. Scientists estimate that if habitat conversion and other destructive human activities continue at their present rates, half the species of plants and animals on Earth could be either gone or at least fated for early extinction by the end of the century." pp. 4-5


"If religion and science could be united on the common ground of biological conservation, the problem would soon be solved." p. 5


"I am puzzled that so many religious leaders, who spiritually represent a large majority of people around the world, have hesitated to make protection of the Creation an important part of their magisterium. Do they believe that human-centered ethics and preparation for the afterlife are the only things that matter?" pp. 5-6


"I am heartened by the movement growing within Christian denominations to support global conservation." p. 8

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