Entry from British & World English dictionary
(According to a theory of the biologist E. O. Wilson) an innate and genetically determined affinity of human beings with the natural world.
- Harvard biologist Ed Wilson calls this biophilia.
- It also gives us a chance to indulge our natural biophilia - a term coined by the Pulitzer prize-winning author Edward O Wilson, who asserted that we are hard-wired to enjoy being outside.
- E.O. Wilson talks about biophilia which is that attraction to life, life forms, to nature, that's the only term that I have found closest to what I feel and how I look at all the life forms.
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