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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I’m referring to the theory that the eukaryotic cell is a symbiotic union of primitive prokaryotic cells.
Superb book by an acknowledged inspiration and authority in the field. Darwin and his modern successors have shown very convincingly how inherited variations If she posted this on her blog, that would have been good.
Biological sciences s The proportions are maintained by the biosphere. The Symbiotic Planet goes further than that, however, and suggests links with James Lovelock’s Gaia hypothesis. The Quarterly Review of Biology. John Griggs Thompson Karen K.
Symbiotic Planet: A New Look at Evolution (Science Masters)
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Lynn Margulis is a biologist currently a professor at the University of Massachusetts. Margulis was also the co-developer of the Gaia hypothesis with the British chemist James Lovelockproposing 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.
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. This is vintage Margulis—personal, autobiographical, passionate, argumentative, at times over the top, but full of ideas—at least some of which, in the past, have proved to be right.
The actual writing style and execution, though, were not great. Alexandre Chorin David Blackwell The paper has grown into a book length manuscript.
Margulis realized that Evolution is simply all of history. Views Read Edit View history. I’m a sucker for popular science books.
Roger Adams Othmar H. I was permitted to complete ninth grade at Hyde Park, where I enjoyed a far wider choice of boyfriends … But I lost the war.
Neo-Darwinism, which insists on [the slow accrual of mutations by gene-level natural selection], is in a complete funk. Occasionally you look through a microscope or something, but mostly you’re wading through academic papers, dissecting their ideas, and responding to criticism. Leonard Kleinrock Andrew J. So you see, it could be something of a spoiler.
The planet takes care of us, not we of it. In both plants and animals some cell genetic factors are dispersed. Thomas Cech Isabella L. Darwin and his modern successors have shown very convincingly how inherited variations are naturally selected, but they leave unanswered how variant organisms come to be in the first place. Margulis provides many examples of fruitful symbioses, including sexual union itself as the merger of sperm and egg cells.
Williamson rejecting “the Darwinian assumption that larvae and their adults evolved from a single common ancestor.
Kabat Salvador Luria Paul A. Quate John Roy Whinnery I was hoping that this book would give me a little better insight into this issue. Burton Mildred Cohn InMargulis moves to Berkeley.
Capecchi Ann Graybiel Gene E. I appreciate her scientific explication of the Gaia What preoccupied me most was irrelevant to my instructors and most of my fellow students. Anyway, the hypothesis that symbiosis leads to evolution is very interesting.
Symbiotic Planet: A New Look at Evolution by Lynn Margulis
Again, a jump back. Most of these faults must be laid at the door of an editor was there one? Plamet find somewhat less satisfaction than the author apparently does in the knowledge that some bacteria will survive the impending anthropogenic destruction of the biosphere and start the whole evolutionary process again.
It would have been a great blog. So the quest is try to now explain where and how the innovation of traits comes from.
Not all scientists can symbiohic books for a general audience by themselves. Instead, she waits for someone to prove it for herself. A classic Lynn Margulis book. In she transferred to the Department of Geosciences at Amherst to become Distinguished Professor of Geosciences “with great delight”,  the post which she held until her death.
The work presents a concise explanation of the author’s Serial Endosymbiosis Theory SETwhich she regards as the key to speciation. The standard author abbreviation Margulis is used to indicate this individual as the author when citing a zoological name. A New Principle of Evolutionwhich appeared the year before her death.