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The Earth As A Living Superorganism

John Ifeanyi Okoro

The Earth As A Living Superorganism

From The Scientific Gaia (hypothesis) To The Metaphysics Of Nature

by John Ifeanyi Okoro

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Published by Peter Lang Publishing .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Earth Sciences - General,
  • General,
  • Movements - General,
  • Philosophy,
  • Science,
  • Gaia hypothesis

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages410
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL11397741M
    ISBN 100820473936
    ISBN 109780820473932

    Pierre Teilhard de Chardin was a French idealist philosopher and Jesuit priest who trained as a paleontologist and geologist. His early years were spent as a . For the Love of Earth. We are coming to understand that Earth is a living superorganism that self-organizes to create and maintain the conditions essential to its own vitality—and our human existence. Human activity, however, is disrupting living Earth’s regenerative system. I recently read Clive Hamilton’s book Defiant Earth.

    The largest living organism on earth today is a fungus in Oregon just beneath the ground, covering about square miles and estimated to weigh as much as thirty-five thousand : Hua Hsu. The Superorganism promises to be one of the most important scientific works published in this decade. Coming eighteen years after the publication of The Ants, this new volume expands our knowledge of the social insects (among them, ants, bees, wasps, and termites) and is based on remarkable research conducted mostly within the last two superorganisms—a tightly knit colony of.

      Will the Human Global Superorganism Secure Our Place in the Universe? Timed for Earth Day , a powerful new book provides a fresh perspective about Earth and the odyssey of perhaps its greatest achievement, humans, from the beginnings of the planet to the critical crossroad of today.   This book unveils a whole new way of attending and articulating the living world, combining history, autobiography, botany, myth and legend, linguistics, and so much more.


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Before the nineteenth century even scientists were comfortable with the notion of a living Earth. According to the historian D. McIntyre (), James Hutton, often known as the father of geology, said in a lecture before the Royal Society of Edinburgh in the s that he thought of the Earth as a superorganism and that its proper study Cited by: 6.

The Gaia hypothesis / ˈ ɡ aɪ. ə /, also known as the Gaia theory or the Gaia principle, proposes that living organisms interact with their inorganic surroundings on Earth to form a synergistic and self-regulating, complex system that helps to maintain and perpetuate the conditions for life on the planet.

The hypothesis was formulated by the chemist James Lovelock and co-developed by the. Interpreting the Earth as a superorganism in this book represents something transcendentally new.

In fact, it implies a theory, which is susceptible to being tailored and treated with rigorous metaphysical, mathematical and scientific : $ Through Gaia, the Earth sustains a kind of homeostasis, the maintenance of relatively constant conditions.

The truly startling component of the Gaia hypothesis is the idea that the Earth is a single living idea is certainly not new. James Hutton (), the father of geology, once described the Earth as a kind of superorganism.

The Earth as a Living Superorganism by John Ifeanyi Okoro,available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide.3/5(1). THE BOOK Order of the Sacred Earth: An Intergenerational Vision of Love and Action. Available at your local bookstore, at OSE events, and at "The Order of the Sacred Earth not only calls us home to our true nature as Earth, but also offers us invaluable guidance and company on the way.".

The Superorganism promises to be one of the most important scientific works published in this decade. Coming eighteen years after the publication of The Ants, this new volume expands our knowledge of the social insects (among them, ants, bees, wasps, and termites) and is based on remarkable research conducted mostly within the last two by: Bloggat om The Earth as a Living Superorganism Övrig information The Author: John Ifeanyi Okoro, Priest, studied Philosophy, Theology, Psychology and Education, Computer Formation, French and German Languages in Nigeria (Bigard), in Cameroun (Regional Major Seminary of Douala), in Belgium and in Germany.

Concept. The term superorganism is used most often to describe a social unit of eusocial animals, where division of labour is highly specialised and where individuals are not able to survive by themselves for extended periods.

Ants are the best-known example of such a superorganism. A superorganism can be defined as "a collection of agents which can act in concert to produce phenomena governed. The Superorganism promises to be one of the most important scientific works published in this decade.

Coming eighteen years after the publication of The Ants, this new volume expands our knowledge of the social insects (among them, ants, bees, wasps, and termites) and is based on remarkable research conducted mostly within the last two superorganismsa/5.

In this visionary book, Gregory Stock gives us a new way of understanding our world and our future. He develops the provocative thesis that human society has become an immense living being: a global superorganism in which we humans, knitted together by our modern technology and communication, are like the cells in an animal's body.

Drawing on impressive research, Stock shows this newly formed. The Earth, James Lovelock proposes, behaves as if it were a superorganism, made up from all the living things and from their material environment.

When he first sketched out his brilliant Gaia theory in the s, people around the world embraced it; within a short time Gaia has moved from the margins of scientific research to the mainstream.2/5(1).

The superorganism exists at a level of biological organization between the organisms that form its units and the ecosystems, such as a forest patch, of which it is a unit. The Earth is a Sentient Living Organism February 6, [email protected] Dr.

Sam Mugzzi The Earth is a Sentient Living Organism Contrary to the common belief that the Earth is simply a dense planet whose only function is a resource for its inhabitants, our planet is in fact a breathing, living organism. Through Gaia, the Earth sustains a kind of homeostasis, the maintenance of relatively constant conditions.

The truly startling component of the Gaia hypothesis is the idea that the Earth is a single living entity. This idea is certainly not new. James Hutton (), the father of geology, once described the Earth as a kind of superorganism. “Not without reason did James Lovelock, who formulated the theory of the Earth as a living, self-regulating superorganism, Gaia, write a book.

We are coming to understand that Earth is a living superorganism that self-organizes to create and maintain the conditions essential to its own vitality—and our human existence. Human activity, however, is disrupting living Earth’s regenerative system.

The Earth as a Living Superorganism: from the Scientific Gaia (hypothesis) to the Metaphysics of Nature by John Ifeanyi Okoro and a great selection of related books, art. The Gaia (pronounced GAY-ah) hypothesis is the idea that Earth is a living organism and can regulate its own environment.

This idea argues that Earth is able to maintain conditions that are favorable for life to survive on it, and that it is the living things on Earth that give the planet this ability. This book, on the other hand, is just about wasps, bees, ants and termites.

“Just” is not the mot juste, for in its plus pages “The Superorganism” gives an astonishing account of the. Arizona State University and its School of Life Sciences will host an evening that highlights the beauty, elegance and strangeness of insect societies featuring Pulitzer Prize winning authors and scientists Bert Hölldobler and Edward O.

Wilson and the book launch of “The Superorganism” at p.m. Nov. 5 at the Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix. The third stage features the voices of indigenous people whose traditions have long honored Earth as our living mother, of scientists who speak of Earth as a living superorganism that self.Just like once life on Earth complexified from one-celled organisms to multi-cellular organisms, we are becoming one Global Superorganism, at first rudimentary like today, but more and more integrated over time, with distinct features like the Global Brain, a neural network of billions of hyperconnected humans, superintelligent machines, and.