The Gaia Hypothesis


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scientific conception called The Gaia Hypothesis.

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A Comprehnsive view of
The Gaia Hypothesis

Cultural views of The Gaia Hypothesis
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The Daily Walk with Miracles, republished August 13, 2017, by Paul Evans, (email paulfreedom57@gmail.com), video playlist is courtesy of TemplesofLamneth2112 and YouTube. Featured photograph courtesy of Shareaverse.wordpress.com and Google. The content in this article, absolutely so far as I have ever been acquainted with it, is absolutely the truth, and has not been “spun” or written from any point of view other than the scientific truth and the truth of Christianity and the Bible and what I can discern from 10 years of college in the earth sciences. Please share this article with your friends and contacts.

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The Proverb of the day at Bible Study Tools website in the “New King James version” is Proverbs 12: 22 — “The wicked covet the catch of evil men, But the root of the righteous yields fruit.” And yet Jesus said, “For none is righteous. No. Not one.” Keep it in mind, all ye so-called righteous people. Bible Study Tools is a very good and productive site for study, which lately I have been turning to more and more often. By way of introduction to this article, let me make very clear that I am in NO way any kind of witch, I am a charismatic Christian man with a strong faith. I never belonged to any coven, nor received any instruction from any witches whatsoever, nor dated any witch. (However I feel, as I make clear in this article, that being a witch is a cultural choice, and that they are not necessarily evil at all.) My own Christian, charismatic faith is very strong and has sustained me through a lot of hard times.

I also feel that I am not entirely unqualified to write an article on the Gaia Hypothesis, since I have studied comparative religon on and off for 37 years, was a Unitarian-Universalist for 24 years, before I became truly Christian, and I have had 11 years of college training in geology, earth science, geography and environmental/ecology coursework, and have a B.A. (1980) from Miami University (Ohio) in geology.

Here are some established facts and some interesting theory about our Earth and something about the sexes and the strong influence descent has in the different cultural views of Life by various societies. Although we present here a “different,” comprehensive, comparative religion sort of view of the Holiness of Life, a Bible verse we must strongly keep in mind is: “1 Corinthians 13:2 — “And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries, and all knowledge; and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, and have not charity (love), I am nothing.” “Blessed be the name of the Lord.”

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The Gaia Hypothesis, named after the ancient Greek goddess of the earth, shortly stated, is that the entire earth functions in all it’s systems and “ecosystems,” as if it were a single living organism — (which the hypothesis labels as Gaia, goddess of earth)). [Ecosystems are large scale ecological communities, essentially the plants and animals as well as the mineral and organic environment which sustains them, considered on a larger scale.] Gaia, Lovelock and Marguilis (the originators of this hypothesis) found, has one over-riding function or purpose or design: to maintain life on Earth in a “homeostasis,” or steady-state.

One example of Gaia’s “feedback loops,” which keep life in a homeostatis: For example, if the ocean temperature becomes too warm, (as it is now, at depth, while surface layers are oddly not much changed in their temperatures) the ocean reacts by precipitating CaCo3, or limestone ooze. Since this is an “endothermic” or energy consuming reaction, the process lowers the ocean temperature. This subsystem thus is what scientists call a “feedback loop” and part of the overall bio-chemical “system” of Gaia, or Mother Earth. The problem in relying on Mother Earth to save us altogether is that these feedback loops take 100 years or more to effect the changes which sustain the Earth, and so cannot save us in the short run. We have damaged and degraded the environment so much that we risk our extinction as a species and also that of most life on earth. See my article, “Global Warming: What is the Truth?, which was updated July 14, 2017.

The Gaia hypothesis is a formal, scientific “hypothesis” which as you might imagine, is quite controversial, and was proposed about 1975 by Lovelock and Marguilis. It has been strongly attacked by both materialist, mostly unreligious men from the “mainstream” scientific community, as well as those who count themselves as conservative Christians, but it has never been at all fully disproven (nor in most of the main claims it makes), in any major detail. In fact, Lovelock and Marguiles just received a major award in 2014 in recognition of their contribution to science, in the main with their Gaia hypothesis. Since its proposal, The Gaia hypothesis has been one direction of a major change in the way the Earth is viewed, scientifically.

Did you know that we are in the midst of the fourth great wave of extinctions in earth history? We must take much better care of our planet, for example planting forests instead of deforestation. Forestation cools the air as well as cleans it. New England 30-40 years ago was 25 percent forested and the temperature there was quite warm. Now New England is 43 percent forested and the authorities have had to spend $60 billion on salt and winter road clearing expenses one recent winter. Want to slow down Earth’s global warming? Plant forests and practice safe, selective cut harvesting and forestry and the Earth will cool down nicely: Plant some fast-growing trees like pines and we’ll do much better by Mother Earth’s health and our own chances for survival as a species. Don’t believe things are heating up? Please read the article on global warming at the link, above.

The Bible states quite straightforwardly that “God is Life,” and this would mean that Earth’s overall Gaia system is (like) a “single celled” organism in the universe as a whole, like an “oasis in space,” and The Gaia hypothesis a conception almost as if Earth were itself a living organism, in a universe of similar live systems, which we might think of as “cells in the mind of God.” But even conceived of just as Life on Earth, we find that witches generally conceive of Gaia as female and have their genetic heritages handed down as a matrilineal matriarchy, while the Judeo-Christian culture sees Life as patriarchally descended (patrilineal descent). Truth seems to me that Earth is more feminine in the Spring, when there are flowers, and more male in the Fall, with Earth’s Life going to seed. (OK, admit it guys, the ladies rule.) So our view of the God who is Life is, really comes down to a question mainly of how descent is reckoned in these different cultures. It is the same God, the same Life, in reality. And what sex exists for the fully living pith of a growing tree? Surely we can all see that Life is sacred and comprises an irreplaceable heritage that we all need to respect and preserve and reverence. “Blessed be the name of the Lord.

From the Fifth Dimension, Age of Aquarius 1969, which has the following prophecy:

“When the moon is in the seventh house, and Jupiter aligns with Mars, then Peace will guide the planets, and love will steer the stars.”

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