I was introduced to E.O. Wilson and the phrase he coined, biophilia in graduate school. I watched the NOVA documentary, Lord of the Ants I watched while I worked on projects in gradate school. I believe it caught my eye because my chosen metaphor for [my thesis] concept was lightening bugs, so I wanted at least a hint of a biological understanding of [emergence.] I gravitated so much to it I watched it over and over again.