E. O. Wilson — American Scientist born on June 10, 1929,

Edward Osborne Wilson is an American biologist, researcher (sociobiology, biodiversity, island biogeography), theorist (consilience, biophilia), naturalist (conservationist) and author. His biological specialty is myrmecology, the study of ants, on which he is considered to be the world's leading expert... (wikipedia)

Nature holds the key to our aesthetic, intellectual, cognitive and even spiritual satisfaction.
If all mankind were to disappear, the world would regenerate back to the rich state of equilibrium that existed ten thousand years ago. If insects were to vanish, the environment would collapse into chaos.
I'm very much a Christian in ideals and ethics, especially in terms of belief in fairness, a deep set obligation to others, and the virtues of charity, tolerance and generosity that we associate with traditional Christian teaching.
Ants have the most complicated social organization on earth next to humans.
When you have seen one ant, one bird, one tree, you have not seen them all.