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Lynn Margulis

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Lynn Margulis A Short Biography

 

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Lynn Margulis - 1999 National Medal of Science

 

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SYMBIOTIC EARTH Trailer

 

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Looking Through the Microscope with Lynn Margulis

 

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La mujer en la ciencia: Lynn Margulis

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 Darwin's is with evolution." In particular, Margulis transformed and fundamentally framed current understanding of the evolution of cells with nuclei – an event Ernst Mayr called "perhaps the most important and dramatic event in the history of life" – by proposing it to have been the result of symbiotic mergers of bacteria. Margulis was also the co-developer of the Gaia hypothesis with the British chemist James Lovelock, proposing that the Earth functions as a single self-regulating system, and was the principal defender and promulgator of the five kingdom classification of Robert Whittaker.
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  • Personal 

  • Biography 

  • Endosymbiosis theory 

  • Symbiosis as evolutionary force 

  • Gaia hypothesis 

  • Five kingdoms of life 

  • Controversies 

  • Metamorphosis theory 

  • AIDS/HIV theory 

  • "9/11 Truth" 

  • Books