Gaia's evil twin: Is life its own worst enemy? - New Scientist showcases Peter Ward on his "anti-Gaia" Medea hypothesisPosted by dp1974 at 00:18, 21 Jun 2009
Several weeks ago I posted about a story reviewing Peter Ward's new book "The Medea Hypothesis: Is life on Earth ultimately self-destructive?":
Ward is a professor of biology at the University of Washington in Seattle. This article is an adaptation from the book by Ward himself:
The article also usefully explores some of the varied forms of the Gaia hypothesis; and the graphic interactive timeline of extinctions is a great synopsis of the evidence.