Sunday, August 16, 2009


"Life did not take over the globe by combat, but by networking"
Lynn Margulis. —— Symbiosis in Cell Evolution

She does, however, hold a negative view of certain interpretations of Neo-Darwinism, excessively focused on inter-organismic competition, as she believes that history will ultimately judge them as comprising "a minor twentieth-century religious sect within the sprawling religious persuasion of Anglo-Saxon Biology." She also believes that proponents of the standard theory "wallow in their zoological, capitalistic, competitive, cost-benefit interpretation of Darwin - having mistaken him... "


Mike Goldman said...

Yay Lynn Margulis! I just sent this very same Wikipedia page to a friend on Friday.

Yodood said...

Mike, I just ran across her while researching the Grossinger book of the last post. She seems to be my next read, but who knows how I'll come out of the one I'm reading.

Elise said...

Hello, just wanted to leave you a comment to say how much I've enjoyed reading some of your posts today. You have a great site, wonderful pictures and writing.

Best wishes !