The Gaia Hypothesis: science or pseudoscience? A response

[image: Charles Darwin as a young man, portrait by George Richmond, Wikipedia; this is essay #270 in my “Philosophy as a Way of Life” series]

Below is a response, by W. Ford Dootlittle and Drew Inkpen to my commentary on the Gaia Hypothesis, published here on January 4th. It’s followed by a brief counter-commentary by yours truly.

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We (I’m joined by my former postdoc Drew Inkpen, now a member of the faculty at Mt. Allison University and co-author with me on a Proceedings of…