The Gaia Hypothesis



The hypothesis, known as the Gaia Hypothesis, states that the Earth is alive. It was posed by James Lovelock in the mid-1960s and published in a book in 1979.

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  1. gaia
  2. earth
  3. biology
  4. leviathan

Comments


Mark de LA says
I first heard the term used in a British movie about a group of eco-minded young folks concerned that some kind of nuclear contamination storage dump was going to pollute the ground water etc. The daughter of the guy that owned the nuclear dump was the head of the Gaia organization that busted him. It wasn't the apocalyptic movie you see in the google Gaia movie listings.

Seth says
The Gaia Hypothesis tells us that our conceptions and definitions of Life are too narrow.   This is not a scientific proposition ... it is not something that can be proven ... it is not something that can be measured.  It is something that you feel and needs to be taken on Faith.  Not that there is anything wrong with that.  I feel Gaia more than i feel god.  But then for me Gaia is a god.  Another god is Man ... some call it Christ ... others Buddah ... others Shiva ... etc.  To feel a spirit grander than one's petty indiviudulism is sublime.  Yet to think that that feeling can be communicated with mere words is folly and to think that once communicated it is identical is folly on folly ... so maybe i should shut up.

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Mark de LA says
For Anthroposophists, however it is not too far fetched at all. In fact, according to RS, Christ united his being with that of Earth during the Mystery at Golgotha!


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