a theory advancing the notion that life on earth is perpetuated by the interaction of organisms with their inorganic environment, a process maintained by the earth’s self-regulation of its own material conditions and requirements.
- Also called Gai·a prin·ci·ple [gey-uh-prin-suh-puhl] /ˈgeɪ ə ˌprɪn sə pəl/ .
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How to use Gaia hypothesis in a sentence
Echoing James Lovelock’s Gaia hypothesis, which proposes that the Earth is a vast, self-regulating organism, Mutu said in her recent talk that the injustices humans commit against one another are inevitably related to the Earth.In San Francisco, arresting sculptures disrupt life at the intersection of Afrofuturism and hippie vibes | Sebastian Smee | July 8, 2021 | Washington Post
The scientist James Lovelock named his influential theory of global interconnectedness the Gaia hypothesis after her.Here on Earth, The Forgotten Founding Father, and Other Reviews | The Daily Beast | April 30, 2011 | THE DAILY BEAST
British Dictionary definitions for Gaia hypothesis
the theory that the earth and everything on it constitutes a single self-regulating living entity
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