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The Gaia hypothesis, also known as Gaia theory or Gaia principle, named after earth goddess Gaia, indicates that living organisms interact with their nonliving inorganic surroundings on Earth to self-regulate the Earth environment, a complex system that contributes to maintaining the conditions for life on the planet. The hypothesis was developed in the 1970's by James Lovelock with Lynn Margulis.

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