Astrobiologists Realize the Earth Itself May Be An Intelligent Entity

A group of researchers have posed a fascinating — and downright mind-bending — thought experiment: If a planet like Earth can be “alive,” can it also have a mind of its own?

“We’re saying the only technological civilizations we may ever see — the ones we should expect to see — are the ones that didn’t kill themselves, meaning they must have reached the stage of a true planetary intelligence,” Frank said.

“That’s the power of this line of inquiry,” he added. “It unites what we need to know to survive the climate crisis with what might happen on any planet where life and intelligence evolve.”

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Brigitte Kayser — The Mind Awakened

Brigitte Kayser — The Mind Awakened

Metaphilosophy, Metaphysics (Natural Laws), Economics, Social & Individual Healing, AI, Voluntaryism. Thought-provoking without running around the bush.