Sunday, February 05, 2006

Gaia

Ever heard from Gaia?

“Gaia - the Earth which keeps itself fit for life”?

By “Professor Lovelock”, “the man who conceived the first wholly new way of looking at life on Earth since Charles Darwin”?

“The Gaia system, founded on the interaction of life-forms with their environment, is made up of feedback mechanisms that have previously acted in a benign way for humans.”

In benign way for humans? And now Gaia has changed her mind?

No, Gaia never betrays us – it’s us betraying Gaia.

Gaia is the totality of all earthbound information processing cycles including each and every individual information processing system – like me and you, like America and China, like winners and losers. Gaia acted “benign” for every life because she created cycles, allowing information to flow steadily.

Because only repeatable processes are information – and therefore useful.

We just happened to develop in a period of particular attributes – millions of years Earth was colder or warmer and offered more or less oxygen, so our poisoning of Earth may not matter that much. For Gaia.

It just matters for us.

Gaia will be able to “reconfigurate” her cycles offering life new possibilities – as she did 250 million years ago. And 65 million years ago.

It doesn’t matter, what human “winners” believe or not. Reality decides and Gaia, used to extinction, fits herself for life.

For the whole life, not only a single life form.

Especially not a life form like that:

“This planet has - or rather had - a problem, which was this: most of the people on it were unhappy for pretty much of the time. Many solutions were suggested for this problem, but most of these were largely concerned with the movements of small green pieces of paper, which is odd because on the whole it wasn't the small green pieces of paper that were unhappy. And so the problem remained; lots of the people were mean, and most of them were miserable, even the ones with digital watches.” (The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Introduction, by Douglas Adams ©)

2 Comments:

Anonymous Barnita said...

Hi Again...long time no see.

I just started this book called the Tipping Point...it's a couple of years old but, it talks of something similar. At least so I feel.

Gtg babysit now.

My love & Regards.

12:09 AM, February 12, 2006  
Blogger Again said...

barnita:
long time no see

yes - Green September smells like the last days of Warblogging

smells of farewell

8:34 AM, February 12, 2006  

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