The English scientist James Lovelock holds the hypothesis that the Earth, our planet, is a living being. So far others have failed to prove the contrary. According to this researcher there is evidence that demonstrates that the entire biosphere of the plant earth, until the last being that inhabits it can be considered to be a single global organism, one in which all of its parts are related yet are sometimes so independent, like the cells of our body.
This theory was called by Lovelock the hypothesis of Gaia (in honor of the ancient goddess of the earth). However, the vast the majority of the scientific community thinks that Lovelock’s proposal verges on fiction. To these criticisms, this bold investigator states that the bacteria of the elephants, whales, redwoods and all living beings are autonomous, living in a large living entity.
Other independent considerations, are so close to Lovelock’s that they allow an illustration, propose that the earth as a planet is a living being, research like that of Carolyn Bohach , a microbiologist at the University of Idaho , that says that our bodies (referring to the human body) contain ten times more bacteria than human cells ( bacteria are much smaller so they take less space) In the human being are some ten trillion cells and under normal conditions we can consider having up to 100 trillion microorganisms, mostly bacteria. If our bodies contain more than 200 types of cells just in the skin alone we already have the diversity of microbial species without counting the 400 or more different species that inhabit the colon.
All of these bacteria that live inside the human being easily fill a two-liter bottle. That is, we have something like two kilos of guests or hosts that live throughout our body. Nothing unusual that a bacterial community with its own intelligence lives within our bodies and might now consider if they are or not part of another living being of dimensions so large that they cannot comprehend it. As it happens to humans.
According to the researcher, there is evidence that the entire biosphere of the earth, until the latter being that inhabits it, can be considered as a single organism on a global scale in which all parts are so related and yet are so independent like the cells of our body. This theory was called by Lovelock, the Gaia hypothesis (named after the ancient goddess of the earth).
However, the vast majority of the scientific community thinks that proposed by Lovelock verges on fiction. To these criticisms, the bold investigator said that their evidence indicates that from bacteria to elephants, whales, redwoods and all living beings are autonomous beings who live within a large living thing.
Other considerations, independent, but to illustrate what could be so near Lovelock, to raise the Earth as a planet is a living, are investigations like Carolyn Bohach, a microbiologist at the University of Idaho who says that our bodies ( referring to the human body) contain 10 times more bacteria than human cells (the bacteria are much smaller, so they take up less space).
In humans there are 10 trillion cells and in normal conditions we have up to 100 trillion microorganisms, mostly bacteria. If your body contains more than 200 cell types, in the skin alone we have this diversity of microbial species, that’s not counting the 400 or more different species that inhabit the colon. All the bacteria living inside a human being could easily fill a two liter bottle. That is, we have something like two kilos of guests or hosts, who live throughout our body.
Nothing unusual that a bacterial community, with its own intelligence that dwells in our bodies today may be considering, whether they are or not, part of another living being so huge that resignations can not understand. As it happens to humans.
If Lovelock’s hypothesis is confirmed, what an embarrassment with Mother Earth, who so kindly has given us shelter and today is constantly attacked by these ingrate “mites” who call themselves the human race.
Worse simply impossible!
By Lenin Cardozo / ANCA24 Canada