Wednesday, 7 December 2011

Lynn Margulis dies

Lynn Margulis died last month. Margulis was a big promoter of endosymbiosis - the main phenomenon that underlies memetics. She promoted the role of microorganisms and symbiosis in evolution.

She once wrote:

machines and electronic devices are natural products of evolution, and are co-evolving with us
Intelligent machine technologies flow outward from intelligent, sunlight-utilizing life; they are extensions of life's creativity.
She is survived by her son, Dorian Sagan.

A few obituaries:

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