"Despite our very recent appearance on the planet, humanity combines arrogance with increasing material demands, even as we become more numerous. Our toughness is a delusion. Have we the intelligence and discipline to vigilantly guard against our tendency to grow without limit?"
"The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits."Lynn Margulis on Albert Einstein
"It's not that I'm so smart, it's just that I stay with problems longer."Lynn Margulis on Albert Einstein
"Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking."Lynn Margulis on Albert Einstein
"Intellectuals solve problems, geniuses prevent them."Lynn Margulis on Albert Einstein
"We should take care not to make the intellect our god it has, of course, powerful muscles, but no personality."Lynn Margulis on Albert Einstein
"All living beings, not just animals, but plants and microorganisms, perceive. To survive, an organic being must perceive - it must seek, or at least recognize, food and avoid environmental danger."
"Of course, the plea for respect for nonhuman life goes far beyond the scientific delight of familiarity with our planet mates. The nonhuman forms of life with which we 6,000 million talking, upright apes share this finite planet are directly or indirectly connected to our well-being."
"There is no scientific reason to think that we, even with space travel, are going to survive as a species for ever, certainly not by biting off the hand that feeds us, which is exactly what we are doing."