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Edward O. Wilson Science Rock Star - Part 2

Dr. Biology continues his conversation with Ed Wilson. The two talk about what it takes to be a great scientist and how to encourage students to be scientists.

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Topic Time
Intro 00:00
What does it take to be a great scientist? 00:06
Two of the greatest scientists in the century do not have high IQ's. 00:55
Ideal IQ for scientists. 01:46
Need a passion for science. 02:48
What do you think we should be looking for in a great scientist? 03:39
Prescription for education and science education. 04:05
If weren't a biologist, what would you be? 06:42
Do you recall when you were first going to be a scientist? 07:16
Discovering Fire ants in Alabama at age 13. 07:43
19 years old - his first job as an entomologist. 09:20
Do you have a favorite rock star - or favorite science rock star? 09:31
Who's a rock star science writer. 11:02
Do you have any advice for someone wanting to be a scientist? 11:35
Have you done a lot of traveling? Ed Wilson's boyhood dream. 14:22
Why did you pick ants to study? 16:07
Charles Darwin and his importance to science. 16:56
Links to web address of Encyclopedia of Life (eol.org) and Bioblitz. 19:41
Sign-off 20:29

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Edward O. Wilson Science Rock Star - Part 2

Audio editor: Charles Kazilek

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