The Earth Is Alive

260px-The_Earth_seen_from_Apollo_17From AstroBiology Magazine:

The Earth is alive, asserts a new scientific theory of life emerging from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. The trans-disciplinary theory demonstrates that purportedly inanimate, non-living objects — for example, planets, water, proteins, and DNA — are animate, that is, alive.

Erik Andrulis, PhD, assistant professor of molecular biology and microbiology, advanced his controversial framework in his manuscript “Theory of the Origin, Evolution, and Nature of Life,” published in the peer-reviewed journal, Life. His theory explains not only the evolutionary emergence of life on Earth and in the Universe but also the structure and function of existing cells and biospheres.

In addition to resolving long-standing paradoxes and puzzles in chemistry and biology, Andrulis’ theory unifies quantum and celestial mechanics. His unorthodox solution to this quintessential problem in physics differs from mainstream approaches, like string theory, as it is simple, non-mathematical, and experimentally and experientially verifiable.

The basic idea of Andrulis’ framework is that all physical reality can be modeled by a single geometric entity with life-like characteristics: the gyre. The so-called “gyromodel” depicts objects — particles, atoms, chemicals, molecules, and cells — as quantized packets of energy and matter that cycle between excited and ground states around a singularity, the gyromodel’s center. A singularity is itself modeled as a gyre, wholly compatible with the thermodynamic and fractal nature of life. An example of this nested, self-similar organization is the Russian Matryoshka doll.

By fitting the gyromodel to facts accumulated over scientific history, Andrulis confirms the proposed existence of eight laws of nature…

[continues at AstroBiology Magazine]

  • Anarchy Pony

    No, ’cause Jesus and the Bible and etc!

    • JaceD

      You are aware that the Bible is the absolute truth? It’s not the Lords fault you haven’t found him yet.

      • Saint Tan

        Is this a joke, or are you serious?

        • JaceD

          how dare you! The Bible is no joke. I suppose you’re one of these people who believe that there is sentient life out amongst the 400 billion star systems in our galaxy or the 200 billion galaxies in the greater universe. Everybody who knows the Lord knows Earth is the centre of the universe.

          • Saint Tan

            OK, I still can’t tell if your joking or just insane. I have a new spelling of the bible for you…….   BUY – BULL. Now that’s funny……………………………..

          • JaceD

            Surely you must be joking, or insane. It’s pretty obvious that I’m taking the piss.

          • Saint Tan

             I figured as much, but I have met to many people who actually believe what you joke about.

  • JaceD

    Well, just found my new favourite website.

  • JAmestheanarchist

    Science: 4 billion years later, state the obvious

  • chinagreenelvis

    It’s called Gaia Theory, and it’s not new, it’s been around for ages.

    • Anarchy Pony

      It does sound like they are going a bit further than the original Gaia theory on this.

      • chinagreenelvis

        Yeah, the whole claiming “rocks are (in and of themselves) alive” thing is kind of wacky, though. I think the Gaia hypothesis works pretty well as a categorical science that defines the sum of life and activity on a planet as an essentially single being, complete with homeostasis mechanisms and feedback loops of various kinds.

      • Jin The Ninja

         they are, it’s far more animist or pantheist (depending on your school of thought) paralled with far more science. it’s actually MORE interesting, because the intersection of the two actually creates (surprisingly) a more holistic (whole?) paradigm, that is less reactionary than Lovelock’s (whom i have found very problematic in the past for similiar reasons i find David Harvey problematic).

  • Jin The Ninja

    James Lovelock, we may disagree on pop`n, but i acknowledge you created this worldview for western environmentalism far earlier than this article.

  • Investinourftre

    The Earth is about to show us that it is more alive than we could have ever guessed.  Hope you can swim……good… oil and trash……..monkeys.

  • Garry McLaughlin

    This whole thing has been pretty much disowned by the entire scientific community as bull, and there’s been controversy already about Case Western removing links to it after they originally published them – ostensibly because it’s nuts… All reported on io9 two days ago… 

  • Anon

    It’s bullshit like this that makes me want to unsubscribe from disinformation’s feeds sometimes. It wouldn’t hurt you to read a few paragraphs from the original paper, or, hell, google around, just to realise it’s either an elaborate joke or the work of a madman. But I guess that’s too much effort when you can simply present it as a serious “theory.”

  • PlantFan

    Sounds a bit like what this nut was saying in 2002:

  • D.D.B.

    Bullshit, the earth is dead and it is there to serve humanity!
    Why do you think there are such things as Glen Beck and Bill O’Rielly?