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EarthDance: Living Systems in Evolution
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EarthDance prophetically represents the new and rapidly expanding Post-Darwinian evolutionary biology. Sahtouris explains how, in cycle after cycle, the living entities or "holons" in the realm of Gaia have merged, through negotiation and symbiosis rather than ruthless competition, in a constantly self-creating and re-creating "holarchy" of living systems.
Death even plays a crucial role in this ongoing dance of life. "Every dancer knows," says Sahtouris, "that each dancer can only perform one step at a time; that old steps must be abandoned so that the dancer's body will be free to perform new ones, which may then repeat or change the pattern of old steps." However, it is life, not death, which attracts the passion and vision of the author. She challenges the human species to live as the new biology now recognizes life has evolved, cooperatively and symbiotically rather than "red in tooth and claw." Unlike Edmund O.Read more ›
Starting with the Gaia Principle the author leads us through the evolution of planet Earth; the key biological and chemical events that eventually led to life as we know it; the philosophy, politics, and religion that have shaped Homo Sapiens' environmental policies; and finally provides some sound advice for how humans should live in Earth's ecosystems. Of course it is impossible to construct a model of the universe with all its interactions in a single book or even a single lifetime; but, the author hits all the high points with plenty of easy to understand examples. Her ability to explain complicated physics and biology in terms any laymen can understand is out standing.
The author's main point is directly attached to the Gaia Principle and that Earth will survive anything humans do to it. However, humans may not survive what we do to ourselves. She makes a very convincing case that Homo Sapiens are in the very early stages of their evolution and we have yet to figure out how to use our technology correctly. All other successful life forms have learned to create symbiotic relationships with other living creatures. Modern man is not there yet. Ironically so called primitive societies had it figured out before we brought the industrial revolution on to ourselves.Read more ›
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Elisabet draws beautiful pictures in your mind that make this deep subject graspable.Published 1 month ago by Kate
I'm really learning new information from her easy to understand writing.Published 21 months ago by Jan Francis
Awesome read with incredible insight and very positive. This is a very important book that can help us break away from our tiny world view and come into a greater understanding of... Read morePublished 21 months ago by architectjunk
What an amazing view of life on earth. This book puts our current Climate Change Challenge into a new perspective.Published 23 months ago by Lynette
Excellent Big Picture look at our human predicament. I got it as Kindle. Would like to get a hard copy and go through again with a high lighter. Highly recommended!Published on July 13, 2014 by Monica B. Sjursen
This is an amazing book covering the evolution of the Earth all the way from bacteria to us.
It provides a really refreshing perspective and puts our role in nature in a very... Read more
I don't normally write reviews of books that are well reviewed and have the type of ratings I agree with. Read morePublished on July 17, 2012 by Seeker