Edward O. Wilson visited Comedy Central’s “The Colbert Report” on May 5, 2014. Stephen Colbert introduced “Captain E.O.” to viewers with the quip, “E.O. Wilson says humans have a lot to learn from ants, but when I excrete an odor trail to find my way home I get arrested.”
E.O. Wilson and Colbert ribbed one another about ants, the state of the America’s national parks, the Bible, the possible extinction of mankind, and Dr. Wilson’s new book about his experiences in the Gorongosa National Park in Mozambique, A Window on Eternity.