pdf, epub | 103.44 MB | English | Isbn: 978-1432115814 | Author: James Lovelock | Year: 2014
Category:Children's Bible Stories, Christian BiblesBestselling author of The Revenge of Gaia James Lovelock-the great scientific visionary of our age-presents a radical vision of humanity's future
Now in his 95th year, James Lovelock has been hailed as "the man who conceived the first wholly new way of looking at life on earth since Charles Darwin" (Independent) and "the most profound scientific thinker of our time" (Literary Review).
A Rough Ride to the Future introduces two new Lovelockian ideas. The first is that three hundred years ago, when Thomas Newcomen invented the steam engine, he was unknowingly beginning what Lovelock calls "accelerated evolution," a process that is bringing about change on our planet roughly a million times faster than Darwinian evolution. The second is that as part of this process, humanity has the capacity to become the intelligent part of Gaia, the self-regulating earth system whose discovery Lovelock first announced...