Watson, Andrew
July 1991
New Scientist;7/6/91, Vol. 131 Issue 1776, INSIDE SCIENCE p1
Discusses the Gaia hypothesis which aims to explain the survival of life on Earth by treating life and the global environment as parts of a single system. Development of the system to regulate and repair itself; Ability of the system to survive major crises; Development of the Gaia hypothesis by Jim Lovelock, a scientist and inventor; Arguments against the regulation and repair ideas under the Gaia hypothesis; Examples of altruistic behavior by organisms. INSETS: Testing the Gaia hypothesis.;Daisyworld environment..


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