Dawkins is not above giving credit where it is due. That's what science is about - she proved that theory. It doesn't mean he agrees with everything she says.<!-- /firstHeading -->
Angel wrote: Lynn Margulis was Carl Sagan's first wife apparently. She's also a bit of a nutter
<!-- bodyContent --> Richard Dawkins had this to say about Lynn Margulis and her work:
“ I greatly admire Lynn Margulis's sheer courage and stamina in sticking by the endosymbiosis theory, and carrying it through from being an unorthodoxy to an orthodoxy. I'm referring to the theory that the eukaryotic cell is a symbiotic union of primitive prokaryotic cells. This is one of the great achievements of twentieth-century evolutionary biology, and I greatly admire her for it.[SUP]
ROFLMAO! Sorry Angel but ya know I gotta tweak you once in awhile. Since your not really leaving as a mod I wanted to make sure you still felt welcome. Of course I consider Dawkins to be a bit of a nutter myself so I guess you can be a respected scientist and still be a nutter.
On a more serious note, terms such as nutter, truther, creationist, racist, and other loaded terms tend to marginilize folks and take away from legitimate discussion.
On a more seriouser note we don't always agree but I do appreciate your dilligence Angel in trying to keep the discussion flowing. As for Lance I have seen him "thanking" folks but he hasn't posted lately.
Come back to the Five and Dime Lancey Dean, Lancey Dean. [/SUP]
Quote mining is never good.