Steps to the Mind of Gaia

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Steps to the Mind of Gaia

Sergio Rubin

Abstract:

The main tenet of Gaia theory states that Life is a planetary phenomenon. While Gaia has been approached in terms of homeostasis, thermodynamics optimization, self-organization and co-evolution, here we develop a biological approach in terms of (M,R)-systems and Autopoiesis equivalence. By applying a minimum set of key categories to ongoing fluxes and cycles of the Earth system that are metabolized from internal and external resources by a planetary microbial network, we obtain a congruent mapping between Gaia and a single (M,R)-Autopoietic unity. Our results suggest that biological activity not only fabricates, produce and constitute (become itself) more than co-evolve (soft hypothesis), regulate, optimize or self-organize (strong hypothesis) the Earth system, but that Gaia as any other biological unity is a cognitive system non-simulable by Turing machine. Strong implications on environmental theory and Earth's climate prediction are of interest.