“I want to stay as close as possible to nature looking at the lives of cells in very different environments”

Lynn Margulis is Distinguished University Professor in the Department of Geosciences at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. She co-developed the Gaia theory, the view that Earths’ biosphere is a living superorganism capable of self-regulation- Nevertheless Margulis is best known for her theory of symbiogenesis, which challenges a central tenet of neodarwinism.

Interview published in Youris