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The “Breathing” Earth – Empirical Validation of Theory



Author: Daniela

I was born in Croatia, at that time Yugoslavia. My family moved to the US when I was very young, but I still treasure the memories of my grandfather teaching me how to protect myself against the "evil eye," my grandmother shopping early every morning, at the open air market, to buy the freshest vegetables for the day's meals, and the traditions that were the underpinnings of our society. Someone once noted that "For all of us that want to move forward, there are a very few that want to keep the old methods of production, traditions and crafts alive." I am a fellow traveler with those who value the old traditions and folk wisdom. I believe the knowledge they possess can contribute significantly to our efforts to build a more sustainable world; one that values the individual over the corporation, conservation over growth and happiness over wealth.

4 thoughts on “The “Breathing” Earth – Empirical Validation of Theory

  1. Thanks for the shoutout, Daniela!

    • Thanks for pointing me to it. It’s a wonderful graphic and illustrates the point that the earth is a living breathing organism that we are a part of.

      • Yes, the Gaia hypothesis is correct. The theory of life I composed proved the Lovelock and Margulis were correct.

        If you want to go down the rabbit hole just a tad further, consider that the reason the Earth is a “living breathing organism” is that you are the Earth. Or, alternatively, you create and sustain the Earth at all scales. Pretty zany, but true.

        • Erik – I have not read either Lovelock or Margulis, but looked them up and their ideas are fascinating. Lovelock seems a little more accessible, but Margulis resonates with me – She also believed that proponents of the standard theory “wallow in their zoological, capitalistic, competitive, cost-benefit interpretation of Darwin.” I’d like to read more – can you recommend something they have written that is geared toward someone who is not a scientist?

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