How Lynn Margulis Rocked the Boat and Started a Scientific Revolution: we will present Symbiotic Earth a film and discussion on Saturday, March 16, 2019 from 2-6 p.m. Symbiotic Earth explores the life and ideas of scientific rebel Lynn Margulis who challenged entrenched theories of male-dominated science. Through numerous collaborations she caused a seismic shift in our understanding of life. Margulis’ symbiotic narrative presents an alternative to the destructive worldview that has led to climate change and extreme capitalism. With James Lovelock she developed the Gaia Theory that all life is interconnected and interdependent. Her vision offers bold insights into health, society, and nature, and inspires creative approaches to our pressing environmental and social crises. The film and discussion will take place in the Church with Earth Ethics & Climate Crisis Panel & Discussion. The panelists will be Fritjof Capra (scientist & activist), John Feldman (NYU Professor of Biology and Environmental Sciences), Tyler Volk (filmmaker), and others. Nancy Rhodes of Encompass New Opera Theater will be the moderator.
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