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Lynn Margulis

November 23, 2011

Dr. Lynn Margulis, a luminary in the science of the origins and evolution of life, including astrobilogy, died yesterday. Though I’m not a biologist, I’ve always admired Dr. Margulis. She led her life on her own terms, balancing work, family, and life as she saw fit, not as society dictated. I love this article about her – it brings up so many issues she had to work through as a pioneering woman in science. Hope you enjoy it.

http://magazine.uchicago.edu/0402/features/speed-print.shtml

2 Comments leave one →
  1. Robert Witrock permalink
    November 28, 2011 7:18 pm

    Thanks lostrack621 for your comments about Dr Margulis’ enthusiasm – her legacy will continue for a very long time! I’m glad you got to see her in Dr Whiteside’s course.

  2. November 23, 2011 5:58 pm

    Thanks for posting! Dr. Margulis visited Brown University to work with Dr. Jessica Whiteside while I was an undergrad and gave an amazing guest lecture in Jessica’s Fossil Record course. Her enthusiasm during the talk – and her requirement that we all participate in the discussion – was so inspiring. To listen to someone so obviously passionate about what she researched was fantastic, and only strengthened my desire to continue to follow my scientific interests in planetary geology.

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