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Lynn Margulis. Geestelijk moeder van de endosumbiontentheorie, radicaal nieuwe kijk op evolutie van soorten

The late Dr. Lynn Margulis, known for her theory on the origin of eukaryotic organelles, that was initially rejected by everyone (early 60s) but she pressed on until it became accepted science (1980s). Many subsequent discoveries followed including that mitochondria and chloroplast have their own genetic material apart from their cell’s nuclear DNA. She was also co-developer the “Gaia hypothesis” along with Dr James Lovelock which states in effect that the Earth is a life form in its own…

Did Sex Emerge from Cannibalism? Sex, Death and Kefir. By Lynn Margulis (1938–2011) - Scientific American

Detail of Gaia from a painting of the Gigantomakhia (War of the Giants). Gaia the earth-goddess, half risen from the earth, raises her hands to plead for the lives of her Gigante sons, who are being slaughtered in the war with the gods.

Discover Interview: Lynn Margulis Says She's Not Controversial, She's Right It's the neo-Darwinists, population geneticists, AIDS researchers, and English-speaking biologists as a whole who have it all wrong.

El lenguaje de la evolución a veces parece ofuscar más que iluminar (Lynn Margulis)


Lynn Margulis

Lynn Margulis, who has died aged 73, was a microbiologist whose work on the…