James Lovelock (Creative Commons 1.0 photo)
James Lovelock has died. He made many contributions to the environmental movement, but was best known for his Gaia theory that the Earth is a kind of living, self-regulating organism. Here is his New York Times obituary.
The Gaia theory is mentioned in Robert Anton Wilson's essay, "GAIA, the Trajectories of Her Evolution," which first ran in RAW's "New Trajectories" newsletter and is reprinted in Beyond Chaos and Beyond, edited by D. Scott Apel.