Symbiotic theory of the origin of eukaryotic organelles; criteria for proof.

@article{Margulis1975SymbioticTO,
  title={Symbiotic theory of the origin of eukaryotic organelles; criteria for proof.},
  author={Lynn Petra Alexander Sagan Margulis},
  journal={Symposia of the Society for Experimental Biology},
  year={1975},
  volume={29},
  pages={21-38}
}
The purpose of a scientific theory is to unite apparently disparate observations into a coherent set of generalizations with predictive power. Historical theories, which necessarily treat complex irreversible events, can never be directly tested. However they certainly can lead to predictions. The 'extreme' version of the serial endosymbiotic theory argues… CONTINUE READING