And it may even help us to better trace connections between dimethylsulfide emissions and sulfate aerosols, ultimately testing a coupling in the Gaia hypothesis
," Farquhar added.
The Gaia hypothesis
-- first articulated by James Lovelock and Lynn Margulis in the 1970s -- holds that Earth's physical and biological processes are inextricably connected to form a self-regulating, essentially sentient, system.
He evokes the Gaia hypothesis
to explain that these millions of organizations and the passionate individuals involved in them are acting as an immune system fighting off disease.
I will summarize the various schools of contemporary environmental ethics, including anthropocentric and biocentric theories, the Gaia hypothesis
, and other current variations.
At age 87, James Lovelock remains the indefatigable proponent of the Gaia hypothesis
, which depicts Earth as a living entity.
It was Lovelock who came up with the Gaia Hypothesis
The Gaia hypothesis
is a rather radical conception of co-evolution of biology and geology.
So, according to the Gaia Hypothesis
the planetary environment is a self-regulating process.
Evolution of organizational cultures as selection by consequences: The Gaia hypothesis
, metacontingencies, and organizational ecology.
As Jim Lovelock, originator of the Gaia hypothesis
, has observed, "Although the weight of the oceans is 250 times that of the atmosphere, it is only one part in 4,000 of the weight of the Earth.
Lovelock, working with biologist Lynn Margulis of Boston University, the Gaia hypothesis
states that life has regulated and stabilized the environment, keeping it within the narrow bounds that allow life to continue.
Among the topics are whether the Gaia hypothesis
brings myth back to the world, meaning and purpose in evolutionary biology, religious cognition and the brain, evidence of religious beliefs in early childhood, toward a naturalist theology of religions, and religion and the ecosphere.