Ignoring the obvious

Why do global warming apologists cite the Gaia hypothesis but ignore what it means?

James Lovelock created the Gaia hypothesis. And unfortunately, he's become a Global Warming Crusader.

As a science enthusiast, I find the Gaia hypothesis seems like an elegant fit to a number of questions. As a Pagan, I find meditating on it fulfilling on multiple levels.

Dr. Lovelock is missing most of the implications.

Every life form from at least the single cell level on this planet has developed ways to deal with heat and dangerous environments.

If the Gaia hypothesis holds, then the planet itself is the most marvelous and complex form of life known to humanity.

There is absolutely no reason to assume that the planet as a life form does not have not have immune and regulation mechanisms.

I've gone on before about how the global warming theory is not yet supported by evidence. How the proof of global warming is mainly computer models. How the people's beliefs and public opinion polls do not necessarily reflect facts.

But I really want to focus on the attitude here.

Why do people believe that humanity is uniquely situated to either doom or save the planet?

I can't help but think that this is another form of the guilt syndrome we've talked about before.

I believe the planet can take care of itself. Of course, I could be wrong. After all, it's only had four billion years to prove it, most of that without humans.

— NeoWayland

Posted: Tue - November 28, 2006 at 08:26 PM  Tag

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