New York, calls Gaia a thing, a system comprising earth's soils, oceans,
atmosphere and biomass. Gaian studies show how things circulate through
this system. Gaia is about biology, earth sciences and complex systems
and their symbiosis (the many and varied ways that creatures have of coming
to depend on one another).
There appears long term stability
in the environment as evidenced by the release of dimethyl sulfide by plankton.
The Oxford Conference
of the Gaians suggested that "the more intimately life intermingles with
its physical environment, the more the two move toward stability"; the
corollary to that being, in the light of evolution occurring with its single
life forms, there must have been instability. Stability does not come from
instability without direction or intelligent purpose. An unstable bridge
is made stable only after much planning and effort (R&D).
attach intelligent morphoses
to unstable components by using concepts like 'natural selective abilities'-(natural
selection) attempts at propping up the decaying philosophically maladjusted
illusion evolution has proven itself to be, and details
time away from progressive efforts in positive directions.
intricate balance of our ecosystem argues strongly for the existence of
an interdependent very complex world, of which evidence is available everywhere
we may look.
Even the Earth's
temperature has been finely
set to maintain an overall balance by automatic slight adjustments!
The Earth's climatic system contains a perfectly balanced thermostat; albeit,
one we all complain about, yet nevertheless, one we can all function because
From an article in New
Scientist Magazine, November 20, 1999:
Red tide is caused by tiny dinoflagellates
that stain the sea red or brown when conditions cause a disturbance of
the water around them, activating their chemical flashbulbs.
Just how did they
come by this bioluminescent
ability if not by the design of God? Even Darwin admitted he couldn't imagine
an accounting for this ability, especially so when one considers the
Michael Latz, a marine biologist at
the Scripps Institution of Oceanography in La Jolla, California, and Jim
Rohr, a fluid dynamist working for the US Navy, were amazed by how Dinoflagellates
reveal the motion of fluids to the naked eye. Different types of dinoflagellate
gave the same result. "I was just amazed how repeatable this was," says
Rohr. "No one had ever dreamt that their response could be calibrated."
But surely plankton in a current can no more tell whether the water is
moving than we can feel the Earth flying through space? How do they do
it? The answer has to do with the mechanical strain of relative motion.
No one knows exactly how, but one
layer of water shearing past the next deforms the dinoflagellates and makes
them light up, perhaps due to forcing channels in the cell membrane to
open. This may bring about a change in pH (acid, alkaline balance) which
in turn speeds up an enzyme driven,
light generating chemical reaction.
of the original evolutionists, Lamark, a believer in the inheritance of
characteristics, stated in Darwin's Origin
"the long neck and limbs of the giraffe are explained as having evolved
by the animal stretching its neck to browse on the foliage of trees."
evolutionary thinking is; they
had a need, so it evolved. Really scientific!
It's like Rudyard Kipling's story for children about a curious young elephant
getting its nose stretched by a crocodile, with the result that elephants
everywhere now carry a trunk. There's no evidence in the real world for
the inheritance of acquired characteristics.-
is animal size controlled? How does each cell 'know' that there has been
enough growth and replication to make an animal of normal size? No one
has any idea how a cell senses that." ... George Thomas, developmental
biologist at the Freidrich Meischer Institute in Basil, Switzerland. Biologists
even shrunk cells and enlarged them, yet the resulting animals were the
usual size, simply having more or fewer cells than normal.
Why have some-species
as old as 500
million years escaped evolution? Evolutionists
have no answer apart from conjecture.
(genus Neopilina) – 500 million years old; Cockroach – 250 million years
old; Horseshoe Crabs – 200 million years old; Crocodiles – 140 million
years old; Niles
Eldredge's humorous answer "There is a big lucky aspect to this."
just why didn't the Horseshoe Crab be as non resistant to pollution as
other marine anthropoids (more highly developed).
unnatural selection of adaptionnegating
Darwin's theory? The same applies to the pollution bearing qualities of
some trees like Gingko.
University of Reading, who works on lancelets (they look like a small fish),
says that "they have hardly changed since the Cambrian
Era and are as complex as they possibly can be, given the number of
they have". Lancelets still have
about twenty thousand genes, while all the other vertebrates
have seventy thousand. Evolution has yet to answer the differences to quantitative
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