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Life's Most Amazing Invisible Secrets

One of my heroes, evolutionary microbiologist Lynn Margulis, died this past Thanksgiving. She was an amazing lady who was married to Carl Sagan for many years, and partnered with James Lovelock in discovering that the earth is an interconnected living global ecosystem run largely by microbes. She pioneered the theory of symbiogenesis -- that new species are created through symbiotic partnerships.

Her book What is Life? offers stunning insight into the nature and evolution of living systems.
 
 

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