Postulated by British scientist James Lovelock in the 1960’s and further co-developed by microbiologist Lynn Margulis, Gaia Theory, the interconnectedness of the Earth and all of her organic and inorganic components as a single living, breathing organism was named for the Greek goddess Gaia. 1,406 more words
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The Gaia hypothesis, also known as Gaia theory or Gaia principle, proposes that organisms interact with their inorganic surroundings on Earth to form a synergistic self-regulating, complex system that helps to maintain and perpetuate the conditions for life on the planet.