Unformatted text preview: Greeks. The influence of nature in cultures reigns substantially high for a majority of them, from the earliest times of thinking to the modern times. Along with the idea that the earth serves as a single body, Lovelock also implies that the earth is a self-regulating organism. In a sense, this is just like Gaia as well. Gaia regulates what happens on earth- from crops to animals to humans. Ancient Greeks believed in this god and that she provided and controlled the natural surroundings just as Lovelock and other anthropologists do now. It is quite fascinating that even in the most scientific and technological times, the force of nature on cultures is still so great....
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- Fall '07
- Homeostasis, Gaia, Gaia hypothesis, James Lovelock