Editor’s note: The event is now over. If you need more Wilson in your life, check out his answers to these reader questions.

Bummed because you couldn’t make it to the latest, sold-out E.O. Wilson event? Fear not! We’ve brought the live stream to your small screen — thanks to fine folks at Town Hall Seattle. The talk starts at 10:30 p.m. EST (7:30 p.m. PST) and the topic is Wilson’s latest book, The Meaning of Human Existence. The chat will be hosted and moderated by Grist’s founder and CEO, Chip Giller.

We assure you, there is no better way to spend your Thursday night than to listen to one of America’s preeminent scientists sound off on why we’re all here. 

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