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Gaia is a theory of science and is therefore always provisional and evolving; it is never dogmatic or certain - and could even be wrong. Provisional it may be, but being of the palpable Earth, it is something tangible to love and fear and think we understand. We can put our trust, even faith, in Gaia but this is different from the cold certainty of purposeless atheism or an unwavering belief in God's purpose.
We now know enough about living organisms and the Earth system to see that we cannot explain them by reductionist science alone. The deepest error of modern biology is the entrenched belief that organisms interact only with other organisms and merely adapt to their material environment. This is as wrong as believing that the people of a village interact with their neighbours but merely adapt to the material conditions of their cottages.
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In real life, both organisms and people change their environment as well as adapting to it. What matters are the consequences: Reductionist science grew from the clockwork logic of Descartes. It can only partially explain anything alive. Living things also use the circular logic of systems, where cause and effect are indistinguishable and where there is the miracle of emergence. Havel's thoughts led me to think about the ethic that arises from Gaia theory; it would be one with two strong ideas.
The first states that stability and resilience in ecosystems and on the Earth require the presence of firm bounds or constraints. The second states that those who live well with their environment favour the selection of their progeny. Imagine sermons based on these rules. Consider first the guiding hand of constraint. I can see the nods of approval from the congregation. Their own experience of the need for a firm hand in the evolution of their families and in society concurs with the evolutionary experience of the Earth itself.
The second rule, the need to take care of the environment, brings to mind a sermon on the abominable transgression of terra-forming, the technological conversion of another planet into a habitat for humans. What is so bad about terra-forming is its objective to make a second home for us when we have destroyed our own planet by the greedy misapplication of science and technology. It is madness to think of converting with bulldozers and agribusiness the desert planet Mars into some pale semblance of the Earth when we should be improving our way of living on the Earth.
This second rule also warns of the consequences of unbridled humanism. Early in the history of civilisation, we realised that overreaching self-worship turns self-esteem into narcissism. The Goddess Books, 1, and Higher Love. May 1, Language: Be the first to review this item Amazon Best Sellers Rank: Related Video Shorts 0 Upload your video.
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These are contemporary stories dedicated to the spiritual energy these Goddesses can bring to our lives. In this second book, Gerry takes up the narration. Six months into their relationship, two women begin to realize how little they know about each other. They begin the task of finding and establishing common ground.
Wh Gaia's Guardian is the sequel to Artemisian Artist. When an assassin's bullet shatters their world, Liz and Gerry find themselves drawn together in an even deeper way.
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As they try to put their lives back together, they receive other life-changing news. Liz's mother, who has been missing for more than a decade, has been found.