The North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences announces the launch of “Love Nature: The Biophilia Podcast,” debuting with iconic biologist Dr. Edward O. Wilson as its first guest, Sept. 15. The podcast, co-hosted by Museum Director and CEO Dr. Eric Dorfman, along with the Museum’s Chief Veterinarian Dr. Dan Dombrowski, centers around the Biophilia Hypothesis, which suggests that humans possess an innate tendency to seek connections with nature and other forms of life. E.O. Wilson introduced and popularized the hypothesis in his 1984 book, “Biophilia.”
Now more than ever, it is important to remember the relationship we have with nature and how it shapes us. It is also critical to embrace science as a way to understand and navigate a changing world, and to allow us to live better, and more responsibly, on the planet. The podcast was created as a way to explore and share these ideas further. “We couldn’t have a better guest to help us launch the podcast than E.O. Wilson,” says Dorfman. “Not only did he introduce the term biophilia, he has made such huge contributions to our understanding and appreciation of nature for decades.”
Listen to Part II of the Love Nature podcast with E.O. Wilson.