Tag Archive for Gaia

Theory of all life and the universe: There’s a big idea (Updated: System failure)

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Radical theory explains the origin, evolution, and nature of life, challenges conventional wisdom. Earth is alive, asserts a revolutionary scientific theory of life emerging from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. The trans-disciplinary theory demonstrates that purportedly inanimate, non-living objects — for example, planets, water, proteins, and DNA — are animate, that is, alive.…

In remembrance of Lynn Margulis, Biological Rebel

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R.I.P. Lynn Margulis, Biological Rebel | Cross-Check, Scientific American Blog Network. Lynn Margulis was among the most creative challengers of mainstream Darwinian thinking of the late 20thcentury. She challenged what she called “ultra-Darwinian orthodoxy” with several ideas. The first, and most successful, is the concept of symbiosis. Margulis’s emphasis on symbiosis led naturally to a…