“<...> note that you, yourself, were once a single cell: the fertilized egg, the zygote, that reproduced by division to become an embryo in your mother’s womb. If in nine months a single fertile egg can become a human, albeit a pudgy defenceless, and uncoordinated one, is it not easily conceivable that all life-forms today arose from a single bacterium over 3,000 million years ago?”
Reading parts of ‘Symbiotic Planet: A New Look at Evolution’ by Lynn Margulis at session #19 started to change our way we view our living Earth . To delve deeper into Margulis' revolutionary findings for evolutionary biology, we will continue with a selection of essays by Margulis on sex, symbiosis and stromatolites - and Gaia.
About Between Us and Nature – A Reading Club
In ‘Between Us and Nature – A Reading Club’ we read texts together related to natural sciences, art, anthropology, postcolonialism, and (post)anthropocene, chosen from a female perspective looking beyond disciplines.Those who would like to attend the reading session, please rsvp via email to email@example.com