Personal Analysis - one page essay

GAIA - A NEW LOOK AT LIFE ON EARTH 1

As a science student, it takes a lot of convincing to understand why the earth is a living organism as based by James Lovelock. Through his thoughts and processes, I agreed on the aspect of the possibility of the “Mother Earth” Gaia, as a cybernetic organism, which regulates itself for the survival of mankind and creating a balance. Is this is a true assumption? But, based on the science and my understanding, all the living things on Earth have a symbiotic relationship. Trees regulate and give off oxygen by using carbon dioxide released by man to make starch or food as man calls it. The dead plants wither and they decompose and become nutrients building soil and its many components. This is the basic lifecycle and man also uses the plants for foods and preys on other animals, which also eventually wane to become soil, hence, a balance between land and living things.

Therefore, I do not agree with the concept of Lovelock on his thoughts of the earth being a cybernetic organism, which is more than seas, atmosphere, and land. The idea is to express there is more to earth than the seas, land, and air. This is true, there are living things in the seas, land, and air, they all work together to create a relative balance in the community. Although pollution makes and places Gaia on a pedestal, the ecosystem is changing rapidly due to the effects of man. In this assumption I concur with Lovelock. But, this is not due to the inability of Gaia to regulate, but, a collective imbalance between the air, land, and seas. “Gaia - A new look at life on earth,” concurs to the respective balance, which should exist between land, seas, and air for the survival and continues regulations of all Gaia’s processes.

GAIA

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A NEW LOOK AT LIFE ON EARTH

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As a science student, it takes a lot of convincing to understand why the earth is a

living organism as based by

James

Lovelock. Through his thoughts and processes, I

agreed on the aspect of the possibility of the “Mother Earth” Gaia, as a cybernetic

organism, which regulates itself for the survival of mankind and creating a balance. Is this

is a true assumption? But, bas

ed on the science and my understanding, all the living

things on Earth have a symbiotic relationship. Trees regulate and give off oxygen by using

carbon dioxide released by man to make starch or food as man calls it. The dead plants

wither and they decompo

se and become nutrients building soil and its many components.

This is the basic lifecycle and man also uses the plants for foods and preys on

other

animals, which also

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a cybernetic organism, which is more than seas, atmosphere, and land. The idea

is to express there is more to earth than the seas, land, and air. This is true, there are

living things in the seas, land, and air, they all wo

rk together to create

a relative balance

in the community. Although pollution makes and places Gaia on a pedestal, the

ecosystem is changing rapidly due to

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effects of man. In this assumption I concur with

Lovelock. But, this is not due to the inability of

Gaia to regulate, but, a collective imbalance

between the air, land, and seas.

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concurs to the

respective balance, which should exist between land, seas, and air for the survival and

continues regulations of all Gaia’s processes.

GAIA - A NEW LOOK AT LIFE ON EARTH 1

As a science student, it takes a lot of convincing to understand why the earth is a

living organism as based by James Lovelock. Through his thoughts and processes, I

agreed on the aspect of the possibility of the “Mother Earth” Gaia, as a cybernetic

organism, which regulates itself for the survival of mankind and creating a balance. Is this

is a true assumption? But, based on the science and my understanding, all the living

things on Earth have a symbiotic relationship. Trees regulate and give off oxygen by using

carbon dioxide released by man to make starch or food as man calls it. The dead plants

wither and they decompose and become nutrients building soil and its many components.

This is the basic lifecycle and man also uses the plants for foods and preys on other

animals, which also eventually wane to become soil, hence, a balance between land and

living things.

Therefore, I do not agree with the concept of Lovelock on his thoughts of the earth

being a cybernetic organism, which is more than seas, atmosphere, and land. The idea

is to express there is more to earth than the seas, land, and air. This is true, there are

living things in the seas, land, and air, they all work together to create a relative balance

in the community. Although pollution makes and places Gaia on a pedestal, the

ecosystem is changing rapidly due to the effects of man. In this assumption I concur with

Lovelock. But, this is not due to the inability of Gaia to regulate, but, a collective imbalance

between the air, land, and seas. “Gaia - A new look at life on earth,” concurs to the

respective balance, which should exist between land, seas, and air for the survival and

continues regulations of all Gaia’s processes.