Our new Lovelock Lodge, which comprises of 5 rooms and an adjacent Garden Pavillion, were named after James Lovelock, a former NASA scientist, environmentalist and futurologist. He is best known for proposing the Gaia hypothesis, which postulates that the the biosphere is a self-regulating entity with the capacity to keep our planet healthy by controlling the chemical and physical environment.
The Gaia hypothesis proposes that living and non-living parts of the earth form a complex interacting system that can be thought of as a single organism. Named after the Greek goddess Gaia at the suggestion of novelist William Golding, the hypothesis postulates that the biosphere has a regulatory effect on the Earth’s environment that acts to sustain life.
While the Gaia hypothesis was readily accepted by many in the environmentalist community, it has not been widely accepted within the scientific community.
(Source: Gaia: A New Look at Life on Earth, Wikipedia)