thinking like Gaia, are preoccupied with evolutionary and ecological
relationships as well as the ways living organisms shape and are shaped
by their environments. These scientists think in cycles; they concern
themselves with feedback loops with the potential to modulate or amplify
ecological change. They focus on questions of symbiosis and symbio-
genesis—the reciprocal, coevolutionary relationships and dependencies
between life-forms—as well as the ways these configure the structure,
intensities, and dynamics of ecologies, climates, and geomorphologies.
This science stretches and subverts the neo-Darwinian figure of the
bounded human individual, emphasizing both its microbial composi-
tion and its planetary entanglements.
From Jamie Lorimer - The Probiotic Planet