Copyright © 2008 by Gus Frederick. Published by The Mars Society with permission.
EARTH AS ORGANISM
HUMANS AS ?
The scientific Gaia theory, (named for the Greek goddess of the Earth), sees the Earth as a physiological system made up of all living organisms and their material environment. Each living thing, plant or animal, has evolved over the eons to serve specific functions to keep Gaia "alive." What is the role of the human species in the mix? How do we fit in with Gaia?
Gus Frederick is an instructional technologist, former City Councilor, and progressive Martian from Silverton, Oregon. He works as a Training and Development Specialist for the Oregon Department of Human Resources. He serves on the Board of Directors for the Oregon Fellowship of Reconciliation and the Steering Committee of the International Mars Society.