Yes, the Lynn Margulis interview was very interesting. Thanks for the link, bngenoh. Also the SOTT article by R. Joseph, "Extinction, Metamorphosis, Evolutionary Apoptosis, and Genetically Programmed Species Mass Death" was very good to review, as well. I've also read about several theories that posit cooperation playing a much more fundamental part in evolution than competition over the last couple of years -- a few of them here on the forum. And all these alternatives to orthodox Darwinian dogma are really much more tenable -- they certainly work out all the problems with the Darwinian dogma of random mutations and accidental beginnings, etc., giving a much more plausible role for natural selection and being able to explain the origin of species.
And these alternatives to Darwin go back to Darwin's time to Wallace and all through the 20th Century. Many have proposed punctuated evolution as an alternative to the Darwinian step by step, slow evolution for which no evidence has ever been found. And all of the alternatives also come much closer to how so much complexity and diversity could come about -- the Panspermia theories really go a long way in that direction, as well.