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February Cosmos Gathing

February 11, 2009

EXPLORING THE GAIA HYPOTHESIS

COSMOS Gathering… Feb. 28th, 7:00 pm, Common Room, 112

A long, long time ago…

In 1979 to be exact, the scientist James Lovelock first expressed the hypothesis that the entire Earth is a single living superorganism, the various components of which – organic and inorganic – interact in such a way as to maintain an environment in which life can exist.  He named this theory the Gaia Hypothesis.

What evidence has been found since 1979 to prove or disprove this hypothesis?  What difference does it make to us in either case?  And perhaps most importantly, what is humanity’s role in this evolution of Planet Earth?

 Join with other cosmic thinkers for an evening of ceremony, poetry, learning and stimulating discussion…

 Suggested reading is The Revenge of Gaia by James Lovelock, 2006.

library call number  QH 343.4

Charles Cairns will lead this discussion

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