At Home in the Universe by Stuart A. Kauffman Symbiotic Planet by Lynn Margulis How the Leopard Changed Its Spots by Brian Goodwin The Rainbow And The. Symbiotic Planet: How Life Evolved Through Cooperation. Lynn Margulis, Author Basic Books $23 (p) ISBN Lynn Margulis was an American evolutionary theorist and biologist, science author, educator, and popularizer, and was the primary modern proponent for the significance of symbiosis in evolution. Historian Jan Sapp has said that “Lynn Margulis’s name is as synonymous with symbiosis as Charles . In her book Symbiotic Planet, Margulis explored the relationship.

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James Watson Robert A. Lynn Margulis was an American lynnn biologist and bacteriologist, with advanced degrees in zoology and genetics. Robert Byron Bird H. Mary Ellen Avery G. The Sagan years followed.

Ivan WallinKonstantin Mereschkowski [1]. For example, human cells have long been known to include bacterial relics such as mitochondria, which among other attributes process oxygen and provide the energy that keeps us going, and without which we would certainly not have evolved to be here. Pregnant and sleepy in class. Wikimedia Commons has media related to Lynn Margulis. Symbiitic York Review of Books.

Symbiotic Planet: A New Look at Evolution by Lynn Margulis

These are the ancestors of animals and fungi. Conspiracy Theories, Pseudoscience, and Human Tragedy. Most of these faults must be laid at the door of an editor was there one? I appreciated her explanation of the historical taxonomical development of the kingdoms among which the various forms of life are distributed, although said explanation would have been appreciated even more had it appeared earlier in the book.

Discover Magazine April Why did every scientist I asked believe that atmospheric oxygen was a biological product but the other atmospheric gases—nitrogen, methane, sulfur, and so on—were not?

Lederman William Rubey The very cells we’re made of started as symbiotic unions of different kinds of bacteria. Even as an undergraduate I sensed that something was too pat, too reductionistic, too limiting about the idea that genes in the nucleus determine all the characteristics of plants or animals.


Margulis realized that Evolution is simply all of history.

Symbiotic Planet: A New Look At Evolution – Lynn Margulis – Google Books

Most of us have been indoctrinated into the dogma known as the non-inheritability of acquired traits. In Symbiotic Planet, renowned scientist Lynn Margulis shows that symbiosis, which simply means members of different species living in physical contact with each other, is crucial to the origins of evolutionary novelty. I’m referring to the theory that the eukaryotic cell is a symbiotic union of primitive prokaryotic cells.

Many of her other books are co-authored often with one of her sons and I feel that this publication could have done with more imput from other minds. Her clarification of the Gaia hypothesis was skillful, but I take issue with The work presents a concise explanation of the author’s Serial Endosymbiosis Theory SETwhich she regards as the key to speciation.

See this section of her Wiki entry for what appears to be a balanced view of her contributions https: I greatly admire Lynn Margulis’s sheer courage and stamina in sticking by the endosymbiosis theory, and carrying it through from being an unorthodoxy to an orthodoxy. Albert Overhauser Frank Press Aug 29, Melissa rated it it was amazing Shelves: Retrieved 14 September Eating and reproducing among even the tiniest life forms is made into an incredibly fascinating journey by Lynn Margulis in this skinny publication.

The Scientist as Rebel. Her main contribution to science is her endosymbiotic theory, which postulates that over millions of years organisms have often absorbed or been absorbed by others, developing and evolving into new organisms I think I have that right.

Samuel Goudsmit Herbert S. Alexandre Chorin David Blackwell Sep 06, Miriam rated it it was ok Shelves: Margulis argued that the September 11 attacks were a “false-flag operation, which has been used to justify the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq as well as unprecedented assaults on Most remarkably, The Origin of Species said very little about, of all things, the origins of species.

Symbiotic Planet: A New Look at Evolution (Science Masters)

When, in the spring ofI finally left the urban racial misery of Hyde Park to attend The College as the U of C was called, even though they accepted students at a very early age I was primed, after a two-year lapse, to become a fine plajet again. In her book Symbiotic PlanetMargulis explored the relationship between Gaia and her work on symbiosis.


What it may do is broaden the discussion on how metamorphosis works and Margulis strives in this short book to connect the idea of Gaia with her symbiotic theory of evolution and does so quite panet to my mind. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. University of Advancing Technology. This is vintage Margulis—personal, autobiographical, passionate, argumentative, at times over the top, but full of ideas—at least some of eymbiotic, in the past, have proved to be right.

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Basic BooksOct 8, – Science – pages. Wally Gilbert proposed that RNA formed in a non-living “biochemical evolution”, and that RNA acting as a replicating ribosome became the kernel of the first cell. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. I started it believing I am going to read something scientific about symbiosis, but it was nothing like smybiotic.

I appreciate msrgulis scientific explication of the Gaia No trivia or quizzes yet. My claim is that, like all other apes, humans are not the work of God but of thousands of millions of years of interaction among highly responsive microbes.

She rejected the three-domain system introduced by Carl Woese inwhich gained wide acceptance. In fact, one of the plus-points of this book for me, as a non-scientist, was the analogy I can see with the creative arts not to mention technology. I typed late into many nights … was given no compensation for the many illustrations I commissioned. Retrieved September 16,