"I would prefer that the Gaia hypothesis
be restricted to its natural habitat of station bookstalls, rather than polluting works of serious scholarship," the evolutionary biologist Graham Bell wrote in 1987.
Pak observes that this story not only anticipates the Gaia hypothesis
that dominates much of post-war terraforming narratives, but it also anticipates many of the social concerns of later sf as well.
Lovelock's Gaia hypothesis
, when it was first put forward, was met with hostility from mainstream scientists, and it was a long time before the significance of Lotka's theories was properly recognised.
Her strong influence has been critical for development in three major arenas: the prevalence of symbiosis as a driving force in evolution of eukaryotes, the central role of the microbial world in the dynamics of the past and present biosphere, and the recognition that the earth is a self-regulating system, that is, the Gaia hypothesis
According to the Gaia hypothesis
of James Lovelock and Lynn Margulis (yes, the same one who understood mitochondria ), the planetary system and its innumerable intertwined subsystems has not only been evolving, but also more or less successfully regulating itself to the continued advantage of life.
views about evolutionary biology, (14) the Gaia hypothesis
, (15) and
The Gaia hypothesis
, also known as Gaia theory or Gaia principle, proposes that all organisms and their inorganic surroundings on Earth are closely integrated to form a single and self- regulating complex system, maintaining the conditions for life on the planet.
The contemporary advocacy of a biocentric worldview instead of a human-centered one finds expression in the deep ecology of Arne Naess and the Gaia hypothesis
of James Lovelock.
Washington, May 16 ( ANI ): Researchers have discovered new evidence that may back the famous Gaia hypothesis
of Earth as a living organism.
Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- Is Earth really a sort of giant living organism as the Gaia hypothesis
The more visual or auditory learners in your classes will feast on "How Do Species Come About?", in which the Gaia hypothesis
and 4 billion years of a self-regulating system are explored.
SANYO drew on the "Gaia hypothesis
," a controversial but increasingly well-regarded scientific theory about the biosphere's environmental systems articulated in the early 1970s by the atmospheric scientist James Lovelock.2 Lovelock contended that the biosphere should be understood as a self-regulating organism that maintains the conditions necessary for the planet's diverse species.