Lynn Margulis 1938-2011
"Gaia Is A Tough Bitch"
Lynn Margulis [11.23.11]
I have found Margulis' comments about culture and science to be very astute.
"If science doesn't fit in with the cultural milieu, people dismiss science, they never reject their cultural milieu! If we are involved in science of which some aspects are not commensurate with the cultural milieu, then we are told that our science is flawed. I suspect that all people have cultural concepts into which science must fit. Although I try to recognize these biases in myself, I'm sure I cannot entirely avoid them. I try to focus on the direct observational aspects of science."