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Letter: A feverish world

A couple of British scientists years ago proposed what they called “the Gaia Hypothesis,” named after Gaia the Greek goddess of the Earth.

Its claims can be simplified to the proposition that the physical earth and its living creatures interact in order to promote a healthy, self-sustaining biosphere. In a way, Earth is said to function as a single organism, acting to maintain balance. The Gaia hypothesis was criticized by many scientists for a lack of rigor, by many Christians as pagan and blasphemous, and by people in general as being way too crunchy new-agey.

Reflecting on Gaia led me to ask, as scientists, philosophers and children always have: “What if?” What if there is the germ of truth to the hypothesis? What if the entire planet has been raising its temperature – just as any mammal or bird does – as a fever reaction to combat a disease-causing organism? And what if the cause of disease is . . . us?



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The co-developers of the Gaia hypothesis are Lynn Margulis and James Lovelock. Lovelock was once one of the leading voices of climate alarm: Lovelock Predicted Global Warming Doom: 'Billions of us will die; few breeding pairs of people that survive will be in Arctic'. April 2012: ‘Gaia’ scientist James Lovelock reverses himself: I was ‘alarmist’ about climate change & so was Gore! ‘The problem is we don’t know what the climate is doing. We thought we knew 20 years ago’ These quotes are from Climate Depot.


That right there is the epitome of leftist thinking. The rabid leftist alarmist religion has led them to believe like lemmings off a cliff that there is actually warming......... when scientists have told them that there has been NO globull warming for 17 years 11 Months

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