gaia hypotheses

Gaia hypothesis

a model of the earth as a self-regulating organism, advanced as an alternative to a mechanistic model.

1970–75; < Greek gaîa earth; see Gaea Unabridged
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Gaia hypothesis or Gaia theory (ˈɡaɪə)
the theory that the earth and everything on it constitutes a single self-regulating living entity
Gaia theory or Gaia theory

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