What would the world be, once bereft
Of wet and wildness? Let them be left,
O let them be left, wildness and wet,
Long live the weeds and the wildness yet.
- Gerard Manley Hopkins, Inversnaid
The Gaia Theory posits that we are part of Nature and Nature is part of us, that humans had evolved to a point where they had become Gaias “global brain” and “she is now through us awake and aware of herself. She has seen the reflection of her fair face through the eyes of astronauts, smart phones and the television cameras of orbiting spacecraft.”