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Lynn Margulis

Lynn Margulis is perhaps most remembered as the wife of Carl Sagan Expected to be wife, mother, companion and last of all - scientist But Lynn Margulis, under Sagan’s basket, would not hide Her light would shine – Call it a Woman’s Pride? A radical with a cause who forsook The path that other’s took Stood tall in defending evolution But not theories proposed by some. Perhaps a doppelgänger had invested her body and mind For there was no one else (like her) of equal kind. She had visions and could see What’s obscured to the likes of you and me. In the biological world, chaos reigned How to bring peace to this troubled kingdom? Milestones of Abiotic synthesis of DNA, RNA, proteins, Reproduction and photosynthesis had long sense past. But how could evolution render life, That would be past on to generations more. She envisioned an organism evolving That included means for mystery solving. Life’s turmoil required a need for energy Free from the sun’s erratic glow She proposed a solution To evolution’s problem. A mother cell could replicate with a whim. Containing an energy dynamo That would fuel the cell Based on ATP generated within. Margulis found in bacteria of another sort Where conversion of chemicals occurred To ensure synthesis and reproduction. Ingest those cells whole and make them dependent in addition. Give up chloroplast dependent on the sun To make the system run And convert life giving chemicals within. Evolution of Man had begun. Mitochondria!

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Date: 8/30/2017 9:44:00 AM
Also, James MaCallister's input on Deep Time and the repetition of learning through resources' relation to extinction. Geography! They were on the same page.
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