"The pioneer and would-be spacefarer has said he would like to die on Mars, though not on impact. Martian conditions suggest death on impact might be preferable." -novacene, James Lovelock

@korvolambda RIP the great pokymath James Lovelock, author of the Gaia's theory and one of my favorite books "novacene".

@korvolambda this post got me looking into the dude, really interesting, He criticized the antinuke movement for being funded by the oil companies and that took me down a rabbit hole, it's 100% true, Exxon BP etc were astroturfing back in the 50's and still give millions to Greenpeace, the Sierra Club etc.

@tech_prole he has a lot of things under his umbrella (having living an active life past 103 yrs old). One of those was that he is probably one of the people behind the invention of the microwave...although its probably just false info.
Nonetheless he has some interesting points of view about science and the limitations of that "framework" of thinking and that sometimes an "intuitive" and less logical approach can be better

@korvolambda yeah i gotta read his stuff, iheard gaia theory mentioned usually in a dismissive way over the years, but understanding the earth and various subsystems as a living or at least self correcting system isn't that far fetched, tho there isn't an easy way to "prove" that empirically.

the human body is made up of zillions of micro-organism, organic life is ultimately a physical process; a state of matter, whose to say planets stars galaxies etc don't have similar emergent properties.

Follow

@tech_prole he say it more in the way of beign an autoregulated system rather than some "living" entity but lots of hippies when the first Gaia book came out took it as if Earth was a conscious entity

Sign in to participate in the conversation
Hispagatos Mastodon Server

Hispagatos - Anarcho hacker collective a(A)a - A Hacker culture and a Anarchist hacker friendly mastodon instance.