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HANDS UP FOR THE GAIA HYPOTHESIS

James Lovelock

HANDS UP FOR THE GAIA HYPOTHESIS

by James Lovelock

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New Age Gaian and Gaia Hypothesis, Facts, Quotes and History. Gaia or gaea, deriving from the Ancient Greek Γαῖα, denotes "land" or "earth." It may also refer to: Gaia (mythology), the primal Greek goddess of the Earth. Gaia, the Earth in New Age Gaian spirituality. The Gaia hypothesis or theory concerns the stability of Earth's natural.   A new book, 'The Medea Hypothesis,' looks at the opposite of the Gaia hypothesis and suggests that life on Earth is self-destructive. NEWSCOM A scientist argues in a new book .

The Gaia Hypothesis: Conjectures and Refutations. way they have been caricatured in the Gaia literature (particularly in books written ‘Hands Up for the Gaia Hypothesis’, Nature Author: James W. Kirchner. Lovelock's theory that life all 'clubs together' for some sort of mutual advantage is inconceivable. Basic evolutionary theory disproves this almost completely- "survival of the fittest" What does Lynn Margulis say makes Dawkins' views on evolution and the Gaia hypothesis compatible?

  The Gaia hypothesis, as it then was, is simply put. Life may be the product of blind chance and opportune circumstance, but once it has established itself on a planet, it takes over. The acceptance of the Gaia hypothesis was, and remains, slow, halting, and incomplete. There are several reasons for this. One is just the usual inertia, the standard conservative reluctance to accept new ways of thinking. Yet Gaia was also accused of being vague and shifting.


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Hands up for the Gaia hypothesis. Naturevolumepages– () | Download Citation. The concept of Gaia, a self-regulating Earth, excites both admiration and obloquy. Its Cited by:   Hands up for the Gaia hypothesis Lovelock, James E. Abstract. The concept of Gaia, a self-regulating Earth, excites both admiration and obloquy.

Its inventor (or rather re-discoverer) describes the genesis and evolution of the hypothesis. Publication: Nature. Pub Date: March DOI: /a0 Bibcode: Cited by: NASA/ADS.

Hands up for the Gaia hypothesis Lovelock, James E. Abstract. The concept of Gaia, a self-regulating HANDS UP FOR THE GAIA HYPOTHESIS book, excites both admiration and obloquy. Its inventor (or rather re-discoverer) describes the genesis and evolution of the hypothesis.

Publication: Cited by:   The Gaia Hypothesis: Science on a Pagan Planet. In English scientist James Lovelock had a flash of insight: the Earth is not just teeming with life; the Earth, in some sense, is life/5.

Lovelock LJE, Lovelock JE, JE ML, Lovelock JE () Hands up for the Gaia hypothesis. Margulis L () Symbiotic planet: a new look at evolution.

Schwartzman D () Life, temperature, and the earth: the self-organizing biosphere. Columbia University Press, New York.

James Lovelock is the originator of the Gaia Hypothesis (now Gaia Theory). His books include Gaia: a new look at life on Earth (OUP, ); The Ages of Gaia (WW Norton, ); Gaia: the practical science of planetary medicine (Gaia Books, ), and The Revenge of Gaia (Allen Lane/Penguin ).

He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in Cited by: Gaia hypothesis 1 Gaia hypothesis The study of planetary habitability is partly based upon extrapolation from knowledge of the Earth's conditions, as the Earth is the only planet currently known to harbour life.

The Gaia hypothesis, also known as Gaia theory or Gaia principle, proposes that all organisms and their inorganic surroundingsFile Size: 1MB. Gaia embodies the idea of a Mother Earth, the source of the living and non-living entities that make up the Earth.

Like Kali, Gaia was gentle, feminine and Bantam Books, The Gaia hypothesis: can it be tested. in Reviews of Geophysics, James Lovelock’s Gaia: Medicine for an ailing planet (Gaia, £) offers a way of taking the temperature of the whole planetary system.

His outlook is grim. He proposes that to avoid disaster we. The Gaia Theory has already inspired ideas and practical applications for economic systems, policy, scientific inquiry, and other valuable work. The future holds more of the same. Understanding Gaia Theory. The Gaia Theory posits that the organic and inorganic components of Planet Earth have evolved together as a single living, self-regulating.

The Gaia hypothesis / ˈ ɡ aɪ. ə /, also known as the Gaia theory or the Gaia principle, proposes that living organisms interact with their inorganic surroundings on Earth to form a synergistic and self-regulating, complex system that helps to maintain and perpetuate the conditions for life on the planet.

The hypothesis was formulated by the chemist James Lovelock and co-developed by the. The Concept of ‘Gaia’ Hands Up for the Gaia Hypothesis. Article. Feb ; Have agreed to compose a short book for Oxford University Press on environmental ethics, accessible to a wide.

Novem This book is more an examination of the place of the Gaia hypothesis, its principal authors and perhaps science itself in a deep and broad history of thought, than it is of the hypothesis itself.

Ruse succeeds in illustrating the influence that older ways of Cited by:   Lovelock JE () Hands up for the Gaia hypothesis. Nature – doi/a0 CrossRef ADS Google Scholar Margulis L.

Lovelock first exposed his idea in his book, Gaia, a New Look at Life on Earth. The science behind the hypothesis was still sketchy, and it provoked a storm of criticism. It also provoked a lot of research, and the resulting body of information has encouraged Lovelock to publish this second book.

Gaia hypothesis, model of the Earth in which its living and nonliving parts are viewed as a complex interacting system that can be thought of as a single organism.

Developed c. largely by British chemist James E. Lovelock and U.S. biologist Lynn Margulis, the Gaia hypothesis is. In this classic work that continues to inspire its many readers, James Lovelock deftly explains his idea that life on earth functions as a single organism.

Written for the non-scientist, Gaia is a journey through time and space in search of evidence with which to support a /5. His new book is a hymn to science, and to Gaia and to the other makers of his great idea, and to the forces that made him choose to swim upstream, to stay independent, to be free to follow his.

The Gaia hypothesis is an ecological hypothesis proposing that the biosphere and the physical components of the Earth (atmosphere, cryosphere, hydrosphere and lithosphere) are closely integrated to form a complex interacting system that maintains the climatic and biogeochemical conditions on Earth in a preferred homeostasis.

Originally proposed by James Lovelock as the earth feedback. The Gaia hypothesis formulated by James Lovelock in the late s presents the notion that our planet is a single self-managing organism which regulates the conditions necessary for life.

After its publication in James Lovelock’s book “Gaia: A new look at life on Earth” it revolutionized the perspective of Earth as a “living being” and. THE GAIA HYPOTHESIS: FACT, THEORY, AND WISHFUL THINKING clarify and focus the Gaia debate, which seemed to be at risk of becoming a shout-ing match between disciples and detractors.

I pointed out that the singular term, ‘the Gaia hypothesis’, was being applied to many different propositions, ranging from.The Gaia (pronounced GAY-ah) hypothesis is the idea that Earth is a living organism and can regulate its own environment.

This idea argues that Earth is able to maintain conditions that are favorable for life to survive on it, and that it is the living things on Earth that give the planet this ability. This describes the basics of the Gaia Hypothesis (or theory). This video is a supplement to the book, "Ecological Identity: Finding Your Place in a Biological World" and the biology curriculum.