Las críticas a la hipótesis Gaia de Lovelock (Lovelock y Margulis , de una teoría Gaia científica partiendo de la hipótesis inicial de Lovelock: Gaia es un. La Tierra es un Organismo Vivo y Sentiente – Es Hora de Dejar de Vivir en La Tierra y Empezar a Cohabitar – Philosophical Implications of The Gaia Theory. The Gaia hypothesis was formulated by the chemist. James Lovelock and The Gaia theory posits that the Earth is a self-regulating complex system involving.

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The Gaia hypothesis posits that the Earth is a self-regulating complex system involving the biospherethe atmospherethe hydrospheres and the pedospheretightly coupled as an evolving system. Calcium carbonate is used by living organisms to manufacture carbonaceous tests and shells.

One of these organisms is Emiliania huxleyian abundant coccolithophore algae which also has a role in the formation of clouds. James Lovelock and Andrew Watson developed the mathematical model Daisyworldin which temperature regulation arises from a simple ecosystem consisting of two species whose activity varies in response to the planet’s environment.

Link Lovelock, James Lovelock and other Gaia-supporting scientists, gaiz, did attempt hipotessis disprove the claim that the hypothesis is not scientific because it is impossible to test it by controlled experiment.

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Biologists and Earth scientists usually view the factors that stabilize the characteristics of a period as an undirected emergent property or entelechy of the system; as each individual species pursues its own self-interest, for example, their combined actions may have counterbalancing effects on environmental change.

Oxygen is a reactive compound, and should eventually combine with gases and minerals of the Earth’s atmosphere and crust. Vernadsky was a pioneer of hipotssis scientific bases for the environmental sciences. The originality of the Gaia hypothesis relies on the assessment that such homeostatic balance is actively pursued with the goal of keeping the optimal conditions for life, even when terrestrial or external events menace them.

One suggested explanation lies hipotdsis the formation of salt plains throughout Earth’s history. Since barriers existed throughout the Twentieth Century between Russia and the rest of the world, it is only relatively recently that the early Russian scientists who introduced concepts overlapping the Gaia hypothesis have become better known to the Western scientific community. The Gaia hypothesis continues to be broadly skeptically received by the gala community.


Rather than a discussion of the Gaian teleological views, or “types” of Gaia hypotheses, the focus was upon the specific mechanisms by which basic short term homeostasis was maintained within a framework of significant evolutionary long term structural change. The idea of the Earth as an integrated whole, a living being, has a long tradition.

The web of life: Doolittle yaia that nothing in the genome of individual organisms could provide the feedback mechanisms proposed hipktesis Lovelock, and therefore the Gaia hypothesis proposed no plausible mechanism and was unscientific. In some versions of Gaia philosophyall lifeforms are hipotssis part of one single living planetary being called Gaia.

Gaia tra mito gaua scienza. InTyler Volk argued that a Gaian system is almost inevitably produced as a result of an evolution towards far-from-equilibrium homeostatic states that maximise entropy production, and Kleidon agreed stating: Lovelock suggested detecting such combinations in other planets’ gaiia as a relatively reliable and cheap way to detect life.

Lovelock called it first the Earth feedback hypothesis, [42] and it was a way to explain the fact that combinations of chemicals including oxygen and methane persist in stable concentrations in the atmosphere of the Earth.

The model demonstrates that beneficial feedback mechanisms can emerge in this “toy world” containing only self-interested organisms rather than through classic group selection mechanisms. Prefazione di Enrico Bellone. Staley M September She defined Gaia as “the series of interacting ecosystems that compose a single huge ecosystem at the Earth’s surface. It would appear that the claim that Gaia acts “intentionally” was a metaphoric statement in his popular initial book and was not meant to be taken literally.

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Mechanical metaphors, according to Abram, lead us to overlook the active or agential quality of living entities, while the organismic metaphorics of the Gaia hypothesis accentuate the active agency of both the biota and the biosphere as a whole.

Daisyworld examines the energy budget of a planet populated by two different types of plants, black daisies and white daisies. Constraints on adaptation are important for planetary self-regulation”. Vernadsky was a Ukrainian geochemist and was one of the first scientists to recognize that the oxygen, nitrogen, and carbon dioxide in the Earth’s atmosphere result from biological processes.

Golding’s advice was based on Gea, an alternative spelling for the name of the Greek goddess, which is used as prefix in geology, geophysics and geochemistry. Global warming and climate change. Potential effects and issues General Abrupt climate change Anoxic event Arctic dipole anomaly Arctic haze Arctic methane emissions Climate change and agriculture Climate change and ecosystems Climate change and gender Climate change and poverty Drought Economics of global warming Effects on plant biodiversity Effects on health Effects on humans Effects on marine mammals Environmental migrant Extinction risk from global warming Fisheries and climate change Forest dieback Industry and society Iris hypothesis Megadrought Ocean acidification Ozone depletion Physical impacts Polar stratospheric cloud Regime shift Retreat of glaciers since Runaway climate change Sea level rise Season creep Shutdown of thermohaline circulation.


By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. These epochs are evidence against the ability of the pre Phanerozoic biosphere to fully self-regulate.

A New Look at Life on Earth. Retrieved 20 October The Earth is about to catch a morbid fever16 January In other projects Wikimedia Commons. An example is how the activity of photosynthetic bacteria during Precambrian times have completely modified the Earth atmosphere to turn it aerobic, and as such supporting evolution of life in particular eukaryotic life. Gaia evolves through a cybernetic feedback system operated unconsciously by the biotaleading to broad stabilization of the conditions of habitability in a full homeostasis.

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Another influence for the Gaia hypothesis and the environmental movement in general came as a side effect of the Space Race between the Soviet Union and the United States of America.

Causes Anthropogenic caused by human activity Attribution of recent climate change Aviation Biofuel Black carbon Carbon dioxide Deforestation Earth’s energy hipotesiz Earth’s radiation balance Ecocide Fossil fuel Global dimming Global warming potential Greenhouse effect Infrared window Greenhouse gases Halocarbons Land use, land-use change, and forestry Radiative forcing Tropospheric ozone Urban heat island.

The New York Times Magazine. In such case we would have all the visible attributes of a living thing, which we do not realize to hpiotesis such because it is too big, and its life processes too slow.