Robert Trivers with bedside reading in 1985 (center) and with Black Panther leader Huey Newton, who was a close friend and godfather to his daughter.

The evolutionary revolutionary

In the 1970s, Robert Trivers wrote a series of papers that transformed evolutionary biology. Then he all but disappeared. Now he’s back—and ready to rumble.

By Drake Bennett
March 27, 2005

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''WHAT I LIKE to do,'' the evolutionary biologist Robert Trivers said on a recent afternoon in his office in Harvard Square, ''and in retrospect what I'm good at, is going into a field, seeing an opportunity to do intellectual work that hasn't been done in it, do as much as I can and then move the [expletive] on, you know?'' (Full article: 2363 words)

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