So why was Margulis an evolutionist? As usual it’s all about religion as Margulis unwittingly explains:
The critics, including the creationist critics, are right about their criticism. It’s just that they’ve got nothing to offer but intelligent design or “God did it.” They have no alternatives that are scientific.
Man has spoken (or woman in this case). Savor the irony. With metaphysical logic the evolutionist criticizes the others for their perceived metaphysics.
But who is the metaphysician, the one who rejects a priori certain answers or the one who follows the evidence wherever it leads?
Evolution always has been, and remains today, a religious theory, even for open-minded evolutionists such as Lynn Margulis.