The Lives of a Cell Is The Notes of a Biology Watcher

Lewis Thomas has often been called the “poet-philosopher” of the medical world and that’s because of his ability to link all things to a central idea of biology. 

Where others might fear to tread, Lewis sees a world in which poetry, computing, death, insects, etc. are all related and fascinating for it. 


“Once you have become permanently startled, as I am, by the realization that we are a social species, you tend to keep an eye out for the pieces of evidence that this is, by and large, good for us.”

Lewis Thomas
The Lives of a Cell

We agree with Lewis Thomas and it comes through in his writing constantly that relationships and sociability are a key ingredient in what makes the world around us what it is in all its glory. 


Final Thoughts

If you want to go beyond Gaia Theory into a world of true interconnectedness via the “social being”, you can’t miss The Lives of a Cell. 

You can grab a copy online here.

If you want a good grounding in Gaia Theory before you read The Lives of A Cell, may we recommend Scientists on Gaia, Scientists Debate Gaia and Microcosmos

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