Edward. O. Wilson long ago abandoned the fundamentalist Christianity of his upbringing, but you wouldn’t know it to observe his lifestyle. He assiduously avoids vice, stays faithful to his wife, and pursues his calling as if John Calvin were supervising. Here the world-famous biologist explains how to live right without the carrot-and-stick of heaven-and-hell. And it isn’t just that he doesn’t need the prospect of a blessed afterlife–he doesn’t want it. After all, he asks, do you have any idea how monotous eternal bliss would be? Still, he’s grateful for what his southern Baptist heritage gave him, notably including zeal.