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Lynn Margulis

Evolution Helps Those Who Help Their Selves

Nathan Currier | Posted 09.18.2014 | Science
Nathan Currier

Lynn Margulis' view of evolution focused more on what might be called the "environmental agency" of organisms -- their capacity to adapt their environment, not just adapt to it. Only when and if such a view of evolution becomes more widely accepted does society seem likely to fight warming successfully.

Cell Mergers and the Evolution of New Life Forms: Symbiogenesis Rather Than Selection

James A. Shapiro | Posted 10.21.2012 | Science
James A. Shapiro

Since all "higher" and large multicellular organisms, including ourselves, are eukaryotes, the formation of the eukaryotic cell is arguably the single most important evolutionary event since the origin of life.

Don't Leave God To Religion

Wendi L. Adamek | Posted 06.11.2012 | Religion
Wendi L. Adamek

If we really want to understand our world and ourselves we need to move on. Science, spirituality, common sense and philosophy need to work together and not against one another.

What Is the Key to a Realistic Theory of Evolution?

James A. Shapiro | Posted 04.17.2012 | Science
James A. Shapiro

Was Darwin simply mistaken about the gradual nature of hereditary variation? Such ignorance would be unavoidable before we knew about Mendelian genetics and DNA. Or was there a deeper flaw in the theory that he (and Alfred Russell Wallace) propounded?

Life's Most Amazing Invisible Secrets

Andy Mannle | Posted 03.12.2012 | Science
Andy Mannle

One of my heroes, evolutionary microbiologist Lynn Margulis, died this past Thanksgiving. Here are some of her most surprising, and fascinating revelations

Noosphere of Naiveté

Pavel Somov, Ph.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Pavel Somov, Ph.D.

"Both the French paleontologist-priest Pierre Teilhard de Chardin and the Russian atheist Vladimir Vernadsky agreed that Earth is developing a global ...

Psychological Self-Maintenance

Pavel Somov, Ph.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Pavel Somov, Ph.D.

Over the last several years I have been reading a lot of Lynn Margulis and Dorian Sagan (the former, Lynn, is the ex of Carl Sagan and the mother of t...