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Margulis: Bacteria do everything ‘cept the talking

Posted By Shay On April 11, 2008 @ 10:27 am In Sciencewriters | No Comments

If ever there was a single article that captures the spirit and intellect of Lynn Margulis [1], this profile [2] in the Daily Collegian may be it. It simply underscores all the reasons why we here at Chelsea Green love Lynn and why we are proud to work with her on the Sciencewriters Books imprint.

Just take these few choice lines:

“The answer to all my questions is always bacteria, except talking—they don’t do talking.”

Or,

“When I was in [elementary school], I was bad because I was bored. I’ve always had trouble doing what I’m supposed to do. I just laughed at goodie-goodies, and made trouble, and chased boys, and I was bad.”

Or, my personal favorite when talking about her days at the University of Chicago:

“I got my critical ability to detect bullshit. I’m really good at that.”

And, dear readers, let me concur that if ever you have bullshit that needs detecting, Lynn’s the one you want on your side.


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[1] Lynn Margulis: http://www.chelseagreen.com/authors/LynnMargulis

[2] profile: http://dailycollegian.com/2008/04/15/detecting-bull-detecting-dna/

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