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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The author says that the evolution of life on earth follows the path of symbiosis.

Lynn Margulis

The very cells we’re made of started as symbiotic unions of different kinds of bacteria. Margulis has a theory about their origin, but as they say, more research is needed. 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. Science’s Symbiotix Earth Mother”.

She is not a strong writer the Science Masters series promises “the world’s finest scientists,” not writers, and it delivers and her approach to the titular topic s borders on discombobulated, even though the topics themselves are fascinating. The degree she has earned at nineteen is a BA with no major. More than a year later, after far more painful and far longer labor than Jenny ever caused me, the book finally was nicely edited, produced, and published in by Yale University Press.


Archived from the original on 28 July Archived from the original on The Symbiotic Planet goes further than that, however, and suggests links with James Lovelock’s Gaia hypothesis.

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The Last Word with John Wilson. A New Look at Evolution. These accusations may be correct.

But apart from hinting at the fact that there might be more to the story when we move to multi-cellular animals, it kind of fell short. I look forward to reading them. Fascinating symbiptic and thought-provoking rationale. Physical contact is a non-negotiable requisite for many differing kinds of life.

May 25, Livia rated it really liked it. From Gaia to Selfish Genes: Aug 29, Melissa rated it it was amazing Shelves: It would have been a great blog. I’m confused by a review that describes this book as concise, because I found symbitoic to symibotic anything but.

Rice John Ross Susan Solomon. Called “Science’s Unruly Earth Mother”, [8] a “vindicated heretic”, [9] or a scientific “rebel”, [10] Margulis was a strong critic of neo-Darwinism. As mentioned before it is full of personal moments and criticism of other scientists that do not agree with her theory.

Williamsand John Maynard Smith. Darwin and his modern successors have shown very convincingly how inherited variations are naturally selected, marulis they leave unanswered how variant organisms come to be in the first place.

Could have more info and detail on lhnn. Encyclopedia of World Biography. 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.

We were taught how, through science, we could go about answering important philosophical questions. University of Advancing Technology. If she posted this on her blog, that would have been good. Our self-inflated moral imperative to guide a wayward Earth or heal our sick planet is evidence of our immense capacity for p,anet.


It triggered far too many eye-rolls and sighs of exasperation in me, particularly at the awkwardly syrupy, sweeping, citation-needed passages that end many “chapters. Our own bodies are a world of microbes, we know, but Margulis details the worlds within the very cells of which we are composed, looking at parts of life that we don’t normally even consider as living, the protein chains that have collaborated to form the pieces of our DNA and make possible the cellular behavior that make life work!

Her chapter on the origins of sex struck me as weaker than other parts of the book, but she has other works that focus on that particular aspect of evolution. Cohen Raymond Davis Jr. The archaebacteria became the nuclei. I’m still skeptical about Ms. Albert Overhauser Frank Press I found myself cheering for her explanatory theories of evolution all the way.


Open Preview See a Problem? She sums up the results of some scientific research done by other scientists, but fails to present the results as a set of proofs to support her points. Heat and acid tolerant archaebacteria merged with spirochetes, the later forming undulipodia and giving movement.

James Cronin Leo Kadanoff. Rather, we need to protect us from ourselves. Essays on Gaia, Symbiosis and Evolution.