That's your perspective and that's a-ok.
Buddhism does not have teachings about "soul and such".
I suggest reading about Kamma (Karma in Sanskrit). The typical western interpretation of the word is far from what was taught by the Buddha.
I have to agree. I learned about quorum sensing and work over a decade ago. To say she "discovered" quorum sensing is utter rubbish. I don't care to read her publication record to find out what she actually discovered, but quorum sensing it was not.
Here's a paper from 1994 for example:
Interchangeability and specificity of components from the quorum-sensing regulatory systems of Vibrio fischeri and Pseudomonas aeruginosa.
Gray KM, Passador L, Iglewski BH, Greenberg EP.
J Bacteriol. 1994 May;176(10):3076-80.