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Do you believe "Gaia Theory"?

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Do you believe "Gaia Theory"?

Postby Tae Jun, Yoon » Mon Jun 04, 2007 11:04 am

I recently read about Gaia Theory, which was established by James Lovelock. the viewpoint that regards the earth as a "LIFE" was so intersting.
However, Personally, I think this theory is just like an interesting "Theory" : I don't believe it. But I think such an attitude can help people recognize the hazard of pollution.

Here is a question. Do you agree or disagree with this theory? If you agree or disagree, why do you think like that? I ask this question just to compare the different viewpoint.

Anyway, have a nice day! :D
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Postby david23 » Mon Jun 04, 2007 1:15 pm

kind of a nice theory, but thats just from wiki. I'll have to look further
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Postby Darby » Mon Jun 04, 2007 10:04 pm

The idea that the life on the planet can, acting as an entity, stabilize the biosphere is an appealing one.
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Postby kotoreru » Tue Jun 05, 2007 11:29 am

One of the most interesting aspects of it, for me, is the idea that humankind is on the road to becoming the reproductive engine of Earth.

Think about it, if we can send ships to colonise the Moon, Mars etc. then we've basically allowed 'Gaia' to reproduce.

The book is excellent, personally I love the theory. Whether I believe it or not is another matter.
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Postby Tae Jun, Yoon » Tue Jun 05, 2007 12:36 pm

To Kotoreru

Wow! your Idea is great. :)
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Postby x__Dmitri » Tue Jun 05, 2007 12:40 pm

Hmm... Interesting. But I believe that the almighty Allah created everything.
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Postby robertkernodle » Tue Jun 05, 2007 7:52 pm

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I like the idea too. Always have. I think it helps us to be more conscientious, sensitive and responsible.

Is Earth an organism? I don't know.

Is the solar system? The Milky Way? Our local cluster? The known universe? Reality?

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