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Hav you heard about Gaia hypothesis.

Asked by poshu gomzi, 23 Oct '08 10:49 am
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James Lovelock,a UK scientist laid down the Gaia hypothesis. He stated that the biosphere is a living organism.
Answered by Anvin Raj, 23 Oct '08 10:50 am

 
  
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The Gaia hypothesis is an ecological hypothesis proposing that the biosphere and the physical components of the Earth (atmosphere, cryosphere, hydrosphere and lithosphere) are coupled to form a complex interacting system. This coordinated system of living organisms maintains the climatic and biogeochemical conditions on Earth in a preferred homeostasis. Originally proposed by James Lovelock as the earth feedback hypothesis[citation needed], it was namedat the suggestion of his neighbor William Goldingthe Gaia Hypothesis, after the Greek supreme goddess of Earth. The hypothesis is frequently described as viewing the Earth as a single organism. Lovelock and other supporters of the idea now regard it as a scientific theory, not merely a hypothesis, since it has passed predictive tests.
Answered by Indra Datta, 23 Oct '08 10:55 am

 
  
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