a symposium about Lynn Margulis is coming up this spring. Yours truly has a special appreciation for this scientist extraordinaire with a special enchantment for the symbiosis that animates nature with love. She suggests you mark your calendar and stay tuned for the program-in-the-making.
Science is where what appeared absurd yesterday may have the ring of truth tomorrow. Margulis was a scientist true to her voice--not the fashions of the day. If paradigmatic shifts are your province, be part of this opportunity to learn about her legacy. What is love? What is sex? What is symbiosis on planet Earth? Yours truly anticipates these to be some of the questions on the table. She invites you to make this project your gift to the Earth for the Holidays.
Listen to the announcement by those in charge of the Margulis legacy:
Please Save the Dates
Lynn Margulis Symposium—A Life in Science: in Memory and Celebration
Friday March 23 to Sunday March 25, 2012
The University of Massachusetts, in collaboration with the family and friends of Lynn Margulis (1938-2011), cordially invites you to a Symposium, March 23-25, 2012, celebrating her life and work. Although the Symposium is still in its early planning stages, we wanted to alert you and other interested parties you may know in order to provide the lead-time needed to save these dates and arrange for travel to and from Amherst, Massachusetts.
We are very excited about this opportunity to gather in memory of Professor Margulis, and to explore the history, importance, and future of her intellectual accomplishments.
As plans take shape, they will be posted to <www.geo.umass.edu/margulis_
Preliminary Schedule of Events
Friday March 23, 2012
Welcome and Lynn Margulis Film Festival
Saturday March 24, 2012
Welcome followed by seminars on Gaia, astrobiology, symbiosis, and a tribute dinner with Peter Westbroek, William Irwin Thompson, and a new essay by James Lovelock
Sunday March 25, 2012
Community and colleague comments and an afternoon field trip in memory and celebration to Lynn's favorite swimming hole (and last research site), Puffers Pond