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James Lovelock Quotes: Nature favors those organisms which leave the environment in better shape for their progeny to survive.
         

Nature favors those organisms which leave the environment in better shape for their progeny to survive.


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NASA will send up a big sun shade that will be in orbit between the earth and sun and deflect 2 or 3 percent of the sunshine back into space. It would be cheaper than the international space station.



Evolution is a tightly coupled dance, with life and the material environment as partners. From the dance emerges the entity Gaia.

Evolution is a tightly coupled dance, with life and the material environment as partners. From the dance emerges the entity Gaia.



There aren't just bad people that commit genocide; we are all capable of it. It's our evolutionary history.

There aren't just bad people that commit genocide; we are all capable of it. It's our evolutionary history.



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The problem is we don't know what the climate is doing. We thought we knew 20 years ago. That led to some alarmist books - mine included - because it looked clear-cut, but it hasn't happened.



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Let's make hay while it lasts.



Perhaps the single most important thing that we can do to undo the harm we have done is to fix firmly in our minds the thought: the earth is alive.

Perhaps the single most important thing that we can do to undo the harm we have done is to fix firmly in our minds the thought: the earth is alive.



I suspect any worries about genetic engineering may be unnecessary. Genetic mutations have always happened naturally, anyway.

I suspect any worries about genetic engineering may be unnecessary. Genetic mutations have always happened naturally, anyway.



The oil companies regard nuclear power as their rival, who will reduce their profits, so they put out a lot of disinformation about nuclear power.

The oil companies regard nuclear power as their rival, who will reduce their profits, so they put out a lot of disinformation about nuclear power.



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If you start any large theory, such as quantum mechanics, plate tectonics, evolution, it takes about 40 years for mainstream science to come around. Gaia has been going for only 30 years or so.





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