“This is the biggest ant collection in the world. We have, perhaps, a million specimens. Discovering a new species is nothing, to us, working in a museum like this. It may, in fact, be a bit of a burden. But what science—good science—gets done without going through a lot of tedium?”—E.O. Wilson
As part of the “Desktop Diaries” video series for the public radio show “Science Friday,” this short video visits with E.O. Wilson in his office at Harvard University’s Museum of Comparative Zoology. Highlights include E.O. Wilson giving a tour of the largest ant collection in the world, playing a backwoods fiddle, and explaining how he looks to Darwin (who makes a cameo appearance as a bobble head doll in the video) for encouragement.
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