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Lynn Margulis, truth seeker, 1938-2011

One of the nice things about getting drummed out of academia for speaking the truth about 9/11 – the nicest thing, in fact – is the wonderful people you meet. I just learned that one of the most wonderful, Lynn Margulis, passed away yesterday. Lynn was one of the greatest scientists of the 20th and early 21st centuries. Her work in the life sciences, which she did not like to call “evolutionary biology,” set the stage for a paradigm shift away from neo-Darwinian reductionism, and towards an appreciation of the irreducible complexity of the life processes, the importance of microbial…