Sunday, December 04, 2005
Everyone knows that NASA studies space; fewer people know that NASA also studies the Earth. Since NASA's creation almost 50 years ago, it has been a world leader in space-based studies of our home planet.
Earth Observing Missions
Earth - World Book @ NASA
(what was once...) The Flat Earth
Copernicus - Copernicus' hypothesis contradicted the account of the sun's movement around the earth that appears in the Old Testament (Joshua 10:13).
The Flat Earth Society (an obvious joke... we hope)
(also) Gaia - The Earth as spiritual and scientific ecosystem.
Gaia as a Greek and Roman goddess, also known as the Earth Mother.
Gaia as a set of philosophical views based on Gaia theory and the concept of a "living planet."
Gaia Theory (scientific) hypothesis that the living matter of the planet functioned like a single organism.
Posted by William Wilson at 12/04/2005 12:39:00 PM