Monday, December 7, 2009

The Being of the Earth

We recognize the Earth as a planetary body with many interrelated systems of which human beings are one. In the 1960s, James Lovelock hypothesized what came to be known as the 'Gaia Hypothesis', that the Earth is a self-regulating unified Being with all systems interconnected and with a vast consciousness of its own.

On NPR several days ago, James Lovelock, now in his eighties, said this: We know that we need the Earth in order to survive since her material form is the foundation of our life as a species. But the Earth benefits from our being here as well. How else but through us could she come to see herself from outer space!

This precious commentary from one whose life has been devoted to raising awareness of Gaia...


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