Gaia hypothesis

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  • Gaia: Argument over a single word Essay

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    Gaia: Argument over a single word THESIS: Life on earth has been considered by some as a purposeful interaction tending toward ecological stability. However, when the scientific community led by James Lovelock tried to match this concept with science, it was (and continues to be) a dilemma. Introduction Whenever one hears the word Gaia, he or she will also hear life, goddess, purpose, ecology, and undoubtedly controversy. Not many topics have provoked more controversy among the scientific

  • The Importance Of The Gaia Theory

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    Known as the Gaia Theory – aptly named after the Ancient Greek primordial deity Gaia, a primal “Mother Earth” goddess who birthed all life in existence – Lovelock argued that organisms would interact with their inorganic surroundings to form a synergistic self-regulating system capable of maintaining and perpetuating the conditions necessary for life. This self-regulatory system, named Gaia, results from the close coupling between organisms and their environment to create a “Mother Earth” that seeks

  • Essay on The Vanishing Face of Gaia

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    Reference: Lovelock, James, The Vanishing Face of Gaia A Final Warning, Allen Lane an imprint of Penguin Books, London, England.2009, 178 pages. Basic Information: Title: The Vanishing Face of Gaia A Final Warning  Author: James Lovelock  Year of publication: London, England in 2009  Publisher: Penguin Books LTD  Number of pages: 178 pages About the author: James Lovelock was born on July 26, 1919 in Letchworth Garden City in the United Kingdom

  • Global Warming: A Theory of Accelerating Process of Climate Change

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    Lovelock's Gaia: A new look at life on Earth, presenting a theory predicting the general parameters of global warming over the coming years. 1. Introduction. This paper is intended as a starting point for creating a framework within which to discuss and analyze what appears to be a substantial change in worldwide climate. It is essentially a synthesis of three books: (1.) an inconvenient truth, the crisis of global warming, written by Al Gore (2007), (2.) At Home

  • The Importance Of Life On Earth

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    go on in our world are from us, we are our only hope to keep or save the way our planet is going. Globalization is a big part in the way we treat our planet and how it will turn out, how we treat it will depend on how we react to problems. Gaia’s Hypothesis is really expressed throughout the film and gives the idea of how we have to start saving the resources and the world, it suggests to help the big picture. The importance of having certain conditions perfect to live on earth depends on how we want

  • Research Paper Titanomachy

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    Research paper “Do not train a child to learn by force or harshness; but direct them to it by what amuses their minds, so that you may be better able to discover with accuracy the peculiar bent of the genius of each.” Throughout the history of time there have been many great and powerful nations. Religion has always had a powerful effect on nations, even more so than the military or the political system in which the civilization confides in. In ancient Greek society, their higher deities were constantly

  • Exploring the Story of Artemis: Goddess of the Wilderness

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    Having the narrow arc of the moon her bow and the beams her arrows, Artemis represented the chaste, silver brilliance of the moon.(“The HUNTRESS”)The most important role of Artemis was as the goddess of women and of female secrets.(Littleton 173) She was mainly known as the goddess of the wilderness. If she were to have company, she always preferred women, and she shunned the presence of men as far as possible.(Littleton 173) Armed with a bow made by Hephaestus and Cyclopes, she dealt ruthlessly

  • Essay on The Destructive Power of Love in Hesiod's Theogony

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    The Destructive Power of Love in Hesiod's Theogony Love is one of the most fundamental forces at work in Hesiod's Theogony.Ê Personified as Eros, Love is one of the first gods to appear.Ê Although he is parentless and fathers no children of his own, he plays catalyst to the reproductive creation of the world.Ê Just as the world is not perfect, however, so Eros is not an entirely benevolent power.Ê He affects all beings indiscriminately, which results in the proliferation of monsters and dark

  • Greek Mythology : The Desire For Power In The Titans

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    destroy an upbringing of children. Through the fatherhood of Ouranos, Cronos, and Zeus, it is clear that their role is to exercise dominance, moreover keep away potential threats. Without sexual love, Ouranos was birthed by Gaia, and later coupled with her. This pairing granted Gaia twelve sons, and six daughters. Twelve of their children were known as the Titans, three were the Cyclopes, and three others were the Hundred-Handers. Ouranos was not fearful of the Titans, or the Cyclopes. Nonetheless, it

  • Gaia In The Porgony

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    Firstly, Gaia is represented seemingly both as an abstract concept and a semi-anthropomorphised deity. She is described as “Vast Earth” (Hesiod, Theogony, 61) implying that she is an object, or a non-sentient entity. Conversely, she is also able to speak as she does to her sons (Hesiod, Theogony, 66-9), and as she is pregnant she is “strained and stretched” (Hesiod, Theogony, 61) and showing a humanlike discomfort. This demonstrates a struggle to keep Earth a purely objectified concept and a simultaneous