Gaia hypothesis

from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gaia_hypothesis

“The Gaia hypothesis, also known as Gaia theory or Gaia principle, proposes that organisms interact with their inorganic surroundings on Earth to form a self-regulating, complex system that contributes to maintaining the conditions for life on the planet.”

First introduced by scientists James Lovelock and Lynn Margulis in the 1970s.

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