Consilience etymologically and evocatively means a "leaping together" and for Wilson, philosophically, it refers to the underlying unity of all knowledge. While Wilson sticks generally to epistemology, his lofty ideal, distilled by Charles Gillespie in his American Scientist review, "is to achieve progressive unification of all strands of knowledge in service to the indefinite betterment of the human condition."
At HiddenGenius, the ideal of consilience is applied practically, but just as idealistically in our mission: to spark technological innovation by connecting individuals across every discipline, skill-set, and life experience in order to share resources, perspective and knowledge in that same service of "indefinite betterment of the human condition." Wilson understands that there is power and a kind of magic in diversification- his fieldwork observing ant populations shaped his insights into biodiversity: the interrelatedness of all species of life on the planet. If simultaneous diversity and interconnectedness is essential to evolutionary adaptation, why shouldn't it also facilitate innovation at every level of the human experience- creative, intellectual, technological and beyond? We know it's possible and we hope you'll join us in building our HiddenGenius community: a hub for idealistic and diverse thinkers, creators, inventors, and disruptors.
The Seven Classical Liberal Arts: grammar, rhetoric, logic, geometry, arithmetic, music, and astronomy.
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