Some say that the planet actually breathes because it contracts and expands

Some say that the planet actually breathes because it

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Some say that the planet actually `breathes` because it contracts and expands with the Moon`s gravitational pull, and the seasonal changes we all experience are said to re틃ect our own rhythmic bodily circles Lovelock has stated that Earth is very much like the human body in that both can be viewed as a system of interacting components. He argues that just as our bodies are made up of billions of cells working together as a single living being, so too are the billions of di뮎erent life forms on Earth working together (although unconsciously) to form a single, living `super organism`
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QUIZZES: CHAPTER 1   What is our current best estimate for the age of the formation of the Earth? What is our current best estimate for the age of the Universe? Galileo was the ?rst person to propose the “heliocentric” model of the Solar System
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